Definition of Cynosures

1. Noun. (plural of cynosure) ¹



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Definition of Cynosures

1. cynosure [n] - See also: cynosure

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cynosures

cynomolgus
cynomorph
cynomorphic
cynomorphism
cynophile
cynophiles
cynophilia
cynophobe
cynophobes
cynophobia
cynophobias
cynophobic
cynorexia
cynosural
cynosure
cynosures (current term)
cynthia moth
cyon
cyons
cyperaceous
cypermethrin
cyperuses
cyperusol
cypher
cyphered
cyphering
cypherpunk
cypherpunks
cyphers
cyphonism

Literary usage of Cynosures

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1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"... healthier homes, more rational amusements, and the ennobling influence of a holier life amongst those who assume to be the cynosures of the nation. ..."

2. Library Journal by Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter, American Library Association, Library Association (1899)
"Heretofore such men as these have been oar cynosures. Has the time arrived when such ideals are superseded — when the model librarian shall be chiefly a man ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"... ensured i and If the reader wishes to enjoy the effects either of solidity or sf distance, effects which are the cynosures of all the great painters, ..."

4. The Contemporary Review (1875)
"We immediately became cynosures, and were introduced to everybody—among others, to those two unexceptionable little personages, Anna's father and mother. ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1849)
"\Vhat has been the course of those remarkable persons who have risen from poverty and obscurity ю be the cynosures of the world ? bid their minds wander ..."

6. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1870)
"... The nine-day lease of shop-front life defy : And to the question, " Is JOHN BULL a snob ? " All other cynosures of eyes they '11 rob, Ten millions of ..."

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