Packingtown was always a center
of violence; in "Whisky Point," where there were a hundred saloons and one glue factory, there was always fighting, and always more of it in hot weather.
So the morning wore on, and the pile of letters grew, and Mary felt, at last, that she was the center
ganglion of a very fine network of nerves which fell over England, and one of these days, when she touched the heart of the system, would begin feeling and rushing together and emitting their splendid blaze of revolutionary fireworks --for some such metaphor represents what she felt about her work, when her brain had been heated by three hours of application.
Throwing aside his bow, he crouched behind his large oval shield, in the center
of which was a hole about six inches in diameter.
Very often a definite theme may be found about which the whole work centers
, as for instance in 'Macbeth,' The Ruin of a Man through Yielding to Evil.
He then seated himself in the center
of the cavern, grasping his remaining pistol with a hand convulsively clenched, while his contracted and frowning eye announced the sullen desperation of his purpose.
On this point my mind is easy enough: all my anxieties center
in the fair performer.
cried he, "for I had started to that self-same Fair, and all the Foresters, and all the Sheriff's men in Christendom shall not stand between me and the center
of their target
Toward the center
of the city was a large plaza, and upon this and in the buildings immediately surrounding it were camped some nine or ten hundred creatures of the same breed as my captors, for such I now considered them despite the suave manner in which I had been trapped.
It did not appear to be the duty of these two men to know what was occurring at the center
of the bridge; they merely blockaded the two ends of the foot planking that traversed it.
The diadem in the center
of the circlet of gold upon the brow of Lakor proclaimed him a Holy Thern, while his companion, not thus adorned, was a lesser thern, though from his harness I gleaned that he had reached the Ninth Cycle, which is but one below that of the Holy Therns.
In this instance they set up the poor criminals at long range, like so many targets, and practiced on them--kept them hopping about and dodging bullets for half an hour before they managed to drive the center
In the center
of the room was a cooking pot, and at the far end a litter of dry grasses covered by woven mats which evidently served the owners as beds and bedding.