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That attack had been repulsed with slaughter, and the brigade was concentrated.

On the 10th, both brigades marched to Ghosam, where they concentrated.

He concentrated until his mind was weary, and his will slipped.

It would be better if its whole effect were concentrated on poor Stevie.

The voice was concentrated upon it by means of a mouthpiece and a diaphragm.

He was concentrated, heart and soul, upon this affair of outposts in the thickets.

Taylor concentrated his men at Corpus Christi, near the frontier.

All my sympathy just now is concentrated on one unfortunate Britisher.

Carr was encouraged and he concentrated on a suitable reply.

There was a dry tightness in his throat and he concentrated on relaxing his tension.

WORD ORIGIN

1630s, "to bring or come to a common center," from concenter (1590s), from Italian concentrare, from Latin com- "together" (see com-) + centrum "center" (see center). Meaning "condense" is from 1680s. Sense of "mentally focus" is c.1860. Related: Concentrated; concentrating.

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