Meaning of “cynosure” in the English Dictionary


"cynosure" in English

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cynosurenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsaɪ.nə.sjʊər/ us /ˈsaɪ.nə.ʃʊr/ literary

Examples from literature

  • After all, it was a great deal to be a son of a man who could so gallantly hold the position of a cynosure for three generations. 
  • Any king who will arise and carry out this task, he verily will, in the sight of God, become the cynosure of all kings. 
  • He was the cynosure of all eyes. 
  • The author's name became at once a cynosure the world over. 
  • The paces of the cob, the dazzle of the silver-plated harness, the fine lines of the cart, the unbending mien of the driver, made a glittering cynosure for envy. 

(Definition of “cynosure” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)