Definition of 'epicentre'
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Pakistan under military dictatorship had become the epicentre of an international terrorist movement with two primary aims.Times, Sunday Times (2008) The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The effects of an earthquake can be felt hundreds of miles from the epicentre and are powerful enough to wake dormant volcanoes.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There will be this feeling that you are at the epicentre of a world that is in some way looking at you.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
Many locals wept openly in this city of 75,000 close to the epicentre of the earthquake.The Sun (2011) The Sun (2014) Times, Sunday Times (2016) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2009)
What mattered was that, for a moment, we were at the epicentre of the world stage.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Illegal booze is one of the underground industries that have sprung up in what has become the epicentre of Eastern European migration.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Tahrir Square was the epicentre of the revolution and until that night had been safer than most of the rest of Cairo.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
Had the epicentre of the earthquake been on land, though, the damage would have been considerable and casualties could have been far worse.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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