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  • v. center upon


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  • They were expanded with a greater focus on the influence of Calvinist thought on capitalism in the classic work by R. H. Tawney, Religion and the Rise of Capitalism 1998.

    The Time Paradox

  • To maintain that power in the face of the giants surrounding her, Rice decided that she needed to channel Bushto focus on his instincts and translate them into policy.

    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

  • Nolen-Hoeksema and her colleagues believe that an obsessive focus on the past makes people less able to think about the future.

    The Time Paradox

  • "What the school district needs to do is focus on finding a new superintendent rather than getting involved in stadium proposals," Mafrige said.

    The Daily News - News

  • Today, environmental legislation and regulations that guide the decisions we make about public health and the environment focus on managing current risk (how high a level of trichloroethylene or mercury can humans handle in their bloodstreams before falling ill?) rather than preventing future harm (how do we change manufacturing practices that emit toxic agents into the environment in the first place?)

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • I chewed my bottom lip and tried to focus on the paparazzi photo of hottie actor Teague Archer dashing out of a New York nightclub.

    The 310: Boy Trouble

  • They also focus on personal willpower, resolve, and character, which fails to recognize powerful situational and social forces in the present behavioral context that influence Hedonists and Fatalists more than they do others.

    The Time Paradox

  • “And in the meantime ,” Maggie said, bringing her legs to her chest and resting her chin on her knees, “if you need something else to focus on besides your parents—or your shoelaces—you can always help me move forward with Operation First Kiss.”

    Maggie Bean in Love

  • They focus on immediate gratification, self-stimulation, and short-term payoffs.

    The Time Paradox

  • After the Gemini VII/VI missions, Chris Kraft had reluctantly turned over his duties as flight director in Mission Control to John Hodge and Gene Kranz, men he had trained, so that he could focus on the upcoming Apollo flights.

    First Man


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