centre stage

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n centre stage the central area on a theater stage
    • n centre stage a position of prominence or importance
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Usage

In literature:

In each one of them, moreover, he held the very centre of the stage.
"The Brentons" by Anna Chapin Ray
Breakfast was a mockery, damp hardtack holding the centre of the stage.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
It was Sadie, though, that had the centre of the stage, and I'll be staggered if she didn't jump in to make her bluff good.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
But he, bound to hold the centre of the stage, remembered suddenly what he wished to say, and began again.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
But that gallant Scot, Admiral Beatty, holds the centre of the stage to-day.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Haverhill was the great staging centre of New Hampshire; six or eight lines of coaches left there each day.
"Customs and Fashions in Old New England" by Alice Morse Earle
His only rival for the centre of the stage on the brief voyage was Isabelle.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
Claybrook was silent; Joe held the centre of the conversational stage.
"Stubble" by George Looms
We occupied the centre of the stage.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Do you remember the sundial, exactly at stage centre, in the latter play?
"Penguin Persons & Peppermints" by Walter Prichard Eaton
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In poetry:

It caught 'er eye, all right, an' many more.
They starts to come before the daylight fades;
An', fer a hour before
The crowd parades,
Ole Danny 'eld the centre uv the stage,
While I stood orf an' chewed me silent rage.
"The Dance" by C J Dennis

In news:

STATE COLLEGE - "From Up Here," a darkly funny comedy with timely dramatic overtones, kicks off Penn State Centre Stage 's fall season.
As Parliament returns, not all the action is centre stage .
I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' at Centre Stage .
Retro dishes take centre stage as Gregg's Table opens at the Bermondsey Square Hotel.
STATE COLLEGE - "From Up Here," a darkly funny comedy with timely dramatic overtones, kicks off Penn State Centre Stage's fall season.
The investment is the latest stage in the development of a global Marine Service Centre network, which brings the expertise of Rolls-Royce engineers to customers around the world.
Stark reality takes centre stage in Senna documentary.
STATE COLLEGE - "From Up Here ," a darkly funny comedy with timely dramatic overtones, kicks off Penn State Centre Stage's fall season.
This year's Nobel prizes put man back at centre stage.
A massive Salvador Dali painting that hasn't been seen in public since 1944 took centre stage at Place des arts on Monday as it was unveiled as the backdrop for a new circus show.
Van Valkenburg sheds shyness on Chattanooga Theatre Centre stage.
Embedded MCUs get smarter as energy efficiency takes centre stage.
Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, smile on stage following a performance at Rainbow Centre, a school for disabled children in Singapore.
You don't need a coupon to see two shows in one, only a ticket to see Penn State Centre Stage's "Kiss Me, Kate".
Africa's cities take centre stage.
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In science:

Douari would like to thank the Max-Planck-Institut f¨ur Physik Komplexer Systeme for link hospitality during the stage in which one part of this paper was done and the International Atomic Energy Agency and UNESCO for hospitality at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste.
Fractional Supersymmetry through Generalized Anyonic algebra
This question will take centre-stage in Section 5, where I leave metaphysics for the philosophy of space and time and the physics of rotation.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
Acknowledgements I would like to thank the High Energy Section, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, for hospitality during the final stages of the work.
W-exchange/Annihilation amplitudes in LCSR - $B_d^0 \to D_s^-K^+$ as an example
During the last stages of inflation, the field always rolls along one of the valleys towards the minima which are located in the centre of the white circles.
Roulette Inflation with K\"ahler Moduli and their Axions
During an intermediate stage (bottom centre and right panels of Fig. 6) of the vortex-bearing phase two distinct power laws develop which are in excellent agreement with the analytical prediction in Eqs. (5) and (7).
Non-thermal fixed points: universality, topology, & turbulence in Bose gases
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