center of attention


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Noun1.center of attention - the object upon which interest and attention focuses; "his stories made him the center of the party"
object - the focus of cognitions or feelings; "objects of thought"; "the object of my affection"
conversation piece - something interesting that stimulates conversation
crosshairs - a center of interest; "the war on terrorism has put Saddam Hussein in the crosshairs"
cynosure - something that strongly attracts attention and admiration; "if he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice"
eye-catcher - a striking person or thing that attracts attention
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WEDNESDAY, JULY 5: Today, the center of attention shifts from Ralph to the new stegosaur.
Built from 27,000 blocks of ice, the enormous royal house was the center of attention at the Saint Paul Winter Carnival, which ran from Jan.
She told me that she feels I'm "the center of attention," and that I steal the spotlight from her.
talking loudly, calling out, walking about the room, clowning and tossing things) are examples of students either being bored or wanting to be the center of attention.
and their girlfriends--the newest additions to an ever-expanding gang at the absolute center of attention.
The authors cover work with all of the parties involved in a specific context, including not only the one at the center of attention but also caregivers, health care professionals, the family, and the community at large.
The ark was even the center of attention in a religious "Ceremony of Hope," celebrated on the Lord's Day at Emmanuel Lutheran Church.

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