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  • adj. displaced from the centre
  • adj. eccentric, unbalanced


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  • The window is off-centre, which Jones would surely never have allowed.

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  • This jolly little off-centre restaurant is one of Plymouth's finest, thanks to its wine-loving owner, Stephen Barrett – who not only dedicates most of his menu to West Country produce but also has an attentive front-of-house style that shows how much he loves his job.

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  • From the not-quite-punkish early tracks through to warped Nick Drake-style strings and the almost Motownish rattle of The Devil, there is a certain off-centre quality.

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  • You know the sort of drawing I mean: "A house, with a door, windows 1, 2, 3, 4" – perfectly symmetrical apart from an off-centre chimney on the pitched roof.

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  • Draped in the colours of memories that will not fade, the film keeps a slightly off-centre focus on echoes of the past, and concentrates on recording, with genuine simplicity, the mundane events of a family reunion.

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  • He carried the painting into the window, moved the Chinese vase a little off-centre, and sent her to find a length of yellow damask to drape an easel.


  • By prodding an opposing shield off-centre, you can turn it, creating an opening for one of your neighbours to thrust through.

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  • I have long been a fan of Half Man Half Biscuit's intelligent off-centre lyrics and steadfast refusal to play the music industry game, I am less a fan of Dr Rowan William's often ridiculous pronouncements.

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  • I decided that 2.5 wasn't really a wide enough border to do anything much with, so I have set the centre block off-centre.

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  • Mourning someone as essential as a mother messes with the calibrations of our soul, Oates suggests, so that everything we do is off-centre, distorted or out of kilter with our familiar responses.

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