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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CENTERED

In the next years, for weeks at a time my life was centered on Sam and his gang.

The telescopes of the world were centered now on just one object in the heavens.

In a few moments all his interest was centered about the gathering of the villagers.

Her thoughts were centered in that adjoining room and she wondered why he delayed.

Every thought in his inadequate brain was centered round his wife.

Doctors are at hand in time of need, and all the professions are centered there.

It was in this latter section that the Teutons now centered their activities.

About this had centered all his fanatical worship––all his power.

But no dynamo ever invented has the power that is centered in the dynamic will of a human being.

It seemed as though the minds of all the people of his city were centered on himself.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "to concentrate at a center," from center (n.). Related: Centered; centering. Meaning "to rest as at a center" is from 1620s. Sports sense of "to hit toward the center" is from 1890. To be centered on is from 1713. In combinations, -centered is attested by 1958.

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