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cynosure

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1 a guiding or motivating purpose or principle
  • with an unwavering commitment to equal rights for all as his only cynosure

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2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • that company is the cynosure for anyone wishing to make it in the music business

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The first known use of cynosure was in 1565

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“Cynosure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cynosure. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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