In the midst of all this beauty and grandeur, she was the cynosure of eye and heart.
He was like one transformed, the cynosure of all initiated in the mysteries of this divinity.
Now you may say, How important the little mite thinks himself,—the cynosure of the world!
We were soon under the observation of the company, and became the cynosure of a circle.
I never chanced to see its kind in any market; it would be the cynosure of all eyes there.
cynosure, the star near the North Pole, by which sailors steer.
He was the cynosure of all eyes then, and observed of all observers.
Instantly he became the cynosure of a battery of disapproving eyes.
No one else could sit at such perfect ease, the cynosure of so many eyes.
He turned from Paul, who sat down, the cynosure of many eyes.
1590s, from Middle French cynosure (16c.), from Latin Cynosura, literally "dog's tail," the constellation (now Ursa Minor) containing the North Star, the focus of navigation, from Greek kynosoura, literally "dog's tail," from kyon (genitive kynos; see canine) + oura "tail."