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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Thursday 29th February 2024
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cynosure (noun) SY-no-syur



The centre of attention or attraction; guide.

If he was the cynosure of all eyes he didn't notice and in his present mood he wouldn't have been troubled if he had.

W J Burley, Wycliffe and the Cycle of Death. Amazon

That will be an important cynosure of how the Government intend to join up their approach to climate change and sustainability.

Dr Whitehead, Hansard, 20 November 2006. Hansard

What do we really know about the competence of civil servants? Tongue-tied agency chief executives and apologetic permanent secretaries indicate there is a problem, but is it confined to the Home Office, that cynosure of wider concerns about the ordering of society?

Unattributed, Guardian Unlimited Public Magazine, 5 July 2007. Guardian

Gambling remains the cynosure that lures about 30 million visitors a year to this arid, southern Nevada city, which has more than 109,000 hotel rooms and is served by one of the busiest airports in North America.

Christopher Smith, The New York Times, 21 July 1999. New York Times




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