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  • n. The tendency to focus on one aspect of a situation and neglect others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Tendency toward the center.


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  • Somehow, verticality is a function of centration, of getting all of your I's on the same page.

    Spiritual warfare

  • Irene gave him a smile so dazzling it broke his con - centration, and whatever speech he had intended to make went unsaid.

    Fortress Of Frost And Fire

  • The wrinkled face tightened in con - centration; the aged eyes stared into space.

    The Elf Queen of Shannara

  • "No need to worry," grunted Ruberik, squinting in con - centration.

    Flint the King

  • And that last lock took every ounce of con - centration I could muster.


  • How long before the alien came to the con-clusion that the cave contained a more accessible con-centration of useful minerals than raw sand?

    Sentenced To Prism

  • Maelcum's eyes were closed now; he nodded as he listened to some reply over a pair of phones with bright orange pads, his brow creased with con - centration.


  • The major external pressures were an expanding population, spreading industrialization, greater con - centration of people in large urban areas, and an in - crease in wealth which was diffused among growing numbers of people.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • Since we are already acquainted with the centripetal force of attraction which gives a globular figure to planets, keeps them from flying out of their orbits in tangents, and makes one star revolve around another, why should we not look up to the universal gravitation of matter as the cause of every condensation, accumulation, compression, and con - centration of the nebulous matter?

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas

  • The scheme defines eight require - ments that have to be fulfilled: right understanding; right thought; right speech; right bodily-action; right livelihood; right effort; right mindfulness; right con - centration.



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  • The problems that harry the nation

    Persist to the general frustration.

    They’re readily dumped

    And easily trumped

    By the goblin’s bizarre self centration.

    October 1, 2018