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See definition of focuses on Dictionary.com
  • nouncenter of attraction
  • verbaim attention at

synonyms for focuses

  • focal point
  • spotlight
  • target
  • center
  • core
  • cynosure
  • headquarters
  • heart
  • hub
  • limelight
  • locus
  • polestar
  • seat
  • bull's eye
  • meeting place
  • nerve center
  • point of convergence

antonyms for focuses

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  • exterior
  • exteriority
  • outside
  • periphery
  • surface
  • neglect
  • separate
  • divide
  • ignore
  • disorganize
  • disarrange
  • scatter
  • disperse
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How to use focuses in a sentence

It is not a dialogue, but only one end of a conversation, and for this reason it more intensely and definitely focuses attention.
BROWNING AND THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUES. S. CURRY
There is but one end, and this end focuses on death, unfeeling sod, and worms.
THE GREY CLOAKHAROLD MACGRATH
It focuses by a small upper sliding section, fitted like a stove funnel.
OLD-TIME NAUTICAL INSTRUMENTSJOHN ROBINSON
It is these times that become the central points, the focuses of his interest, and the dates of his religious festivals.
ANCIENT ART AND RITUALJANE ELLEN HARRISON
During these years the God-Spirit focuses in the planet of Mercury , representing knowledge, memory and the carrying of messages.
MANUAL OF THE ENUMERATIONC. J. COFFMAN
For it is directly evident to us that consciousness focuses the plurality of environing things in a unity of representation.
THEODICYG. W. LEIBNIZ
In conclusion a concise index is given, which, it is hoped, sufficiently focuses the whole book for ready reference.
THE DATES OF VARIOUSLY-SHAPED SHIELDSGEORGE GRAZEBROOK
If the camera possessed by the would-be enlarger is one which focuses from the front, no adaptation of any sort will be required.
THREE HUNDRED THINGS A BRIGHT BOY CAN DOANONYMOUS
It is on the functions of the fore-brain that interest now mainly focuses, for the reasons mentioned above.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, SLICE 4VARIOUS
In nursing situations, the nurse focuses on nurturing person as they live and grow in caring.
NURSING AS CARINGANNE BOYKIN
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