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noun as in focus

noun as in North Star

noun as in pattern

noun as in wonder

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Example Sentences

As the pairs gradually dropped out, Haggard and his partner became the cynosure of every eye.

The cynosure of the inner circle is personal piety, combined with a “penny a week and a shilling a quarter.”

No one else could sit at such perfect ease, the cynosure of so many eyes.

This, naturally, greatly increased our comfort, since we became at once the cynosure (as the learned would say) of every eye.

They were the cynosure of the entire room as they went up the carpeted steps of the dais and knelt before the king.


On this page you'll find 263 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cynosure, such as: figure, hero, luminary, personage, personality, and someone.

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