center of attention

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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The center of attention embarrassment trigger has been related to communication anxiety, and faux pas and sticky situations have been linked to anxious attachment (Withers & Vernon, 2006).
Wolfe, Meryl Streep, Tonya Pinkins, Maurice Sendak, and many others make an appearance, but Kushner is always the center of attention.
Suddenly, a dozen or so would-be paleontologists--myself included--shifted their mental focus from the small zones of rock immediately in front of them to a new center of attention.
The state of the copper market is the center of attention for metals traders throughout the world.
00), telling of Gooney Bird Greene, who likes to be the center of attention most of the time.
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.

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