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Center on   /sˈɛntər ɑn/   Listen
Center on

verb
1.
Center upon.  Synonyms: center, concentrate on, focus on, revolve about, revolve around.  "Our day revolved around our work"
2.
Have as a center.






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"Center on" Quotes from Famous Books



... attention. For we all have read the dull story, watched the slow game, listened to the lecture or sermon that drags, and taken part in conversation that was a bore. We gave these things our attention, but only with effort. Our mind's energy seemed to center on anything rather than the matter in hand. A thousand objects from outside enticed us away, and it required the frequent "mental jerk" to bring us to the subject in hand. And when brought back to our thought ...
— The Mind and Its Education • George Herbert Betts

... lake, or even the sea, or from a wild animal, such as a bear, lion, tiger, eagle, or the bird they called a condor, or from a mountain, cave, or forest." The Incas claimed descent from the sun. So we can see why their legends would center on the place where the sun appeared to rise. In after years, when they had extended their conquests to the Collao, and stood on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the sun appeared to them to rise out of its waves; and so this ...
— The Prehistoric World - Vanished Races • E. A. Allen

... between Meander and Comanche, Agnes Horton was located on the land which Smith had selected for her. Smith had retired from driving the stage and had established a sort of commercial center on his homestead, where he had a store for supplying the settlers' needs. He also had gone into the business of contracting to clear lands of sagebrush and level them for irrigation, having had a large experience in that work in other parts ...
— Claim Number One • George W. (George Washington) Ogden

... your clothes," explained he. "They were unusual for this part of the world. And when anyone wears unusual clothes, they act as a disguise. Everyone neglects the person to center on ...
— The Conflict • David Graham Phillips



Words linked to "Center on" :   relate, have-to doe with, concern, touch on, pertain, bear on, be, come to, revolve around, touch, center, concentrate on, refer



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