focal point


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Examples of focal point in a Sentence

This port was the focal point of trade two centuries ago.
Recent Examples on the Web Harris received nine carries to Stevenson’s eight last Sunday, so whichever player comes out hot could be the focal point for the rest of the game. Catena Media, al, 17 Sep. 2022 Hill, who can take the top off of a defense in the blink of an eye, will be a focal point for both teams. Chris Perkins, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 Tying things back to family and their home country is a crucial focal point for SB19. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, 7 Sep. 2022 Finishing preseason practices in one piece was a focal point for Richardson. Edgar Thompson, Orlando Sentinel, 2 Sep. 2022 Irwin has already been waived three times, but Saturday was his shot to be the focal point for the offense. Charlie Goldsmith, The Enquirer, 28 Aug. 2022 That’s why increasing diversity, equity and inclusivity has become a focal point for many of today’s most successful companies. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 18 Aug. 2022 The company’s earnings reports have become a focal point for investors trying to evaluate whether the economic climate is impacting businesses’ advertising budgets. Chloe Taylor, Fortune, 22 July 2022 In particular, the Waffen-SS Latvian Legion has been a focal point for conflict over historical memory. Gordon F. Sander, The New York Review of Books, 21 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of focal point

1692, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Sep 2022

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“Focal point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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