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Centre of attention   /sˈɛntər əv ətˈɛnʃən/   Listen
Centre of attention

noun
1.
The object upon which interest and attention focuses.  Synonyms: center, center of attention, centre.






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"Centre of attention" Quotes from Famous Books



... setting up his apparatus at the church door. It was the kind of scene in which Lily had often pictured herself as taking the principal part, and on this occasion the fact that she was once more merely a casual spectator, instead of the mystically veiled figure occupying the centre of attention, strengthened her resolve to assume the latter part before the year was over. The fact that her immediate anxieties were relieved did not blind her to a possibility of their recurrence; it merely gave her enough buoyancy to rise once more above her doubts and feel a renewed faith in her ...
— House of Mirth • Edith Wharton

... range and capacity of the female mind. I wonder that everybody in Octavius isn't full of praise and admiration for her talents and exceptional character. In such a small town as this, you would think she would be the centre of attention—the pride of the place." ...
— The Damnation of Theron Ware • Harold Frederic



Words linked to "Centre of attention" :   conversation piece, eye-catcher, crosshairs, object, cynosure, center of attention



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