Definitions

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  • noun Plural form of cynosure.

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Examples

  • Conservatives have had Edmund Burke and the Founding Fathers as their cynosures.

    Liberalism: An Autopsy

  • No matter how well he immerses himself into characters unlike himself, he has struggled to get audiences to see past those cynosures with which he saddled himself.

    Brad Balfour: Q&A: Actor Woody Harrelson Delivers The Messenger

  • Like Napolean in exile, Backman, a former minor league manage of the year and one of several active cynosures of the 1986 Mets glory, has been toiling in exile from the major league system since 2004 after pulling a Bernie Kerik four days into his tenure as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Dave Hollander: Mets Hire Backman to Manage (My Gossip and Innuendo-Fueled Blog)

  • Like Napolean in exile, Backman, a former minor league manage of the year and one of several active cynosures of the 1986 Mets glory, has been toiling in exile from the major league system since 2004 after pulling a Bernie Kerik four days into his tenure as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Dave Hollander: Mets Hire Backman to Manage (My Gossip and Innuendo-Fueled Blog)

  • Chicago is one of the nation's great media cynosures, and has been since the riotous heyday of Colonel McCormick and the Chicago Tribune.

    The President's Mayor

  • Like Napolean in exile, Backman, a former minor league manage of the year and one of several active cynosures of the 1986 Mets glory, has been toiling in exile from the major league system since 2004 after pulling a Bernie Kerik four days into his tenure as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

    Dave Hollander: Mets Hire Backman to Manage (My Gossip and Innuendo-Fueled Blog)

  • As they now crowded round the cynosures of the day, there was something too ardent and unrestrained in their homage, something too emphatic in their expressions and gestures, for true breeding; while in their handsome, but "light, revelling, and protesting faces," traces of the night's orgies were still visible, which gave their fine features a licentious cast, and deprived their open and very manly countenances of every mark of intellectual expression.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 284, November 24, 1827

  • Porcupine were thus being made the cynosures of the whole school, Red

    Botchan (Master Darling)

  • After watching the "willowy" high-jumper Debbie Brill at the Olympic trials in Quebec City in the summer of 1976 he wrote: "There she is, maybe 20 yards from the crossbar, calmly eyeing it, one foot slightly ahead of the other, teetering slowly, back and forth, back and forth, long legs bare and smooth and tanned, twin cynosures."

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • Additional cynosures at the event, for which Ed Clancy was master of ceremonies, were New

    New Orleans Saints Central

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