center of attention


: the person, thing, or area that everyone nearby notices and watches
He loves being the center of attention at any party.

Examples of center of attention in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Even as the game unfolded, Shaw remained a center of attention, making easy conversation with the admirers and well-wishers drawn into her orbit. Priscella Vega, Los Angeles Times, 27 Nov. 2023 Be the boardroom’s best-dressed or the cocktail party’s center of attention. Kathy Barr, Rolling Stone, 10 Nov. 2023 Yes, Dirk Nowitzki was a center of attention, too, but Dallas native and former Texas A&M women’s coach Gary Blair charmed reporters in the Mohegan Sun’s Cabaret Theater with his folksy wit and stories from his high school coaching days. Brad Townsend, Dallas News, 11 Aug. 2023 Former President Donald Trump is preparing to announce a comeback White House bid by the end of November, people familiar with the discussions say, moving him to the center of attention as Republicans work to capitalize on momentum ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Alex Leary, WSJ, 4 Nov. 2022 Being the center of attention gives me extreme anxiety. Annie Lane, cleveland, 19 Sep. 2022 Cate and Lathem transformed the living room into the center of attention for the whole family to enjoy. Nafeesah Allen, House Beautiful, 21 May 2022 Move over, wallflowers; this product is here to be the center of attention. ELLE, 14 Apr. 2022 Wagner also expressed frustration with Valieva becoming the center of attention of the entire event, overshadowing the other skaters. Nadine El-Bawab, ABC News, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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“Center of attention.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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