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
This other man on the scene made him apprehensive; he wanted the centre of the stage for himself, and he became more ardent.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
These two movements should take the dancer to the centre of the stage; done in eight measures of 4/4 time.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Smith held the centre of the stage, he was the conspicuous figure, the magnet which drew them all.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
Unhesitatingly, he advanced to the front and centre of the stage.
"Stephen Arnold Douglas" by William Garrott Brown
The stage now set to his satisfaction, Signor Tomaso advanced to the centre of it.
"Kings in Exile" by Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts
After Mr. Fletcher had retired, Yoga Rama made his appearance from between the centre of two curtains which hung at the back of the stage.
"Telepathy" by W. W. Baggally
The prompter is seated under a cupola in the centre of the stage near the footlights, as at the opera, and his duties are arduous.
"The Pearl of the Antilles, or An Artist in Cuba" by Walter Goodman
In the absence of bishop and intendant he had filled the centre of the stage.
"The Fighting Governor" by Charles W. Colby
He had captured the centre of the stage.
"Orphans of the Storm" by Henry MacMahon
Haney was enjoying himself very well in the "centre of the stage," and doing himself credit.
"Money Magic" by Hamlin Garland
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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
During the very early stages of structure formation, local perturbations might have led to the growth of dark matter halos, which might have catalysed the formation of supermassive black holes at their centre.
Supermassive Black Holes
If the density field ρ(a, x) at late stages can be expressed as a superposition of several halos, each with some density profile f (x) then the i-th halo centred at xi will contribute a density f (x − xi , a) at the location x.
Gravitational clustering in Static and Expanding Backgrounds
The smaller centre-of-mass energy limits its mass reach compared to the LHC, but the ILC is essential to be able to survey and measure precisely all properties of the Higgs boson and other new particles found at the LHC, setting the stage for detailed comparisons with theoretical models.
Experimental Precision Tests for the Electroweak Standard Model
During a simulation, we distinguish two stages explaining the hierarchisation of the groups: a first one where people situated on the extrema tend to abandon their position in favour of the more centred opinion clusters; a second one where individuals get together in a same group.
When group level is different from the population level: an adaptive network with the Deffuant model
All constituents of the jet which would have been split at this stage are retained, and the clustering algorithm is rerun, using the angle between the centres of the last two subjets to set a (smaller) angular scale.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
One of us, JV, beneficiary of the grant BES-200714736, thanks the Dark Cosmology Centre for facilities during his stage at this center.
Halo growth and the NFW profile
This idea took centre stage after Lubimov et al. measured a ∼ 30eV mass for the electron neutrino, enough to provide the critical density needed to close the universe .
Dark matter and cosmic structure
The first stage FET (mounted on a Teflon block a few centimetres apart from the centre contact of the crystal) is shielded by 2.6 cm of 500 y old lead to reduce the background.
Review on Double Beta Decay Experiments and Comparison with Theory
Numerical analysis provides us with estimates of accuracy of the previous results, which were restricted either by assuming low eccentricity (the final evolutionary stage of the orbit), or, in turn, by ignoring collisions at the orbital node which is farther away from the centre (the initial stage).
An orbiter crossing an accretion disc
Brandt for helpful discussions on thermal field theory, and the support of the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter at the University of Adelaide during the initial stages of this work.
The Temperature Dependence of the QCD Running Coupling
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