focusing (part of speech: verb)
- But they were cut short in their intersecting questions and exclamations by the presence of the lady who detached herself from Mr. Munt's arm as if to leave him the freer for his hand- shaking. - "April Hopes", William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009.
- The smell of bad tobacco and spilt porter was choking; we worked our way through it after him towards the end of the shop, intersecting at every hand discussions about the races. - "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.
- Of an entirely different genre is the account of the entrance of the Spanish army into Mexico as Montezuma's guest, and of the splendid city which they beheld,- the broad streets coated with a hard cement, the intersecting canals, the inner lake darkened by thousands of canoes, the great market- places, the long vista of snowy mansions, their inner porticoes embellished with porphyry and jasper, and the fountains of crystal water leaping up and glittering in the sunlight. - "William Hickling Prescott", Harry Thurston Peck.