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They live in central Boston.
some regions of central and eastern Asia
The hotel's rooms are built around a central courtyard.
My apartment is very central.
All hotels have been specially selected for their central location.
He played a central role in the development of U.S. economic policy.
Political life has changed since broadcasting became a central feature of our lives.
Her work remains central to an understanding of this period of history.
issues that are central in the lives of women prisoners
Listening skills are of central importance to a child's development.
The system is subject to massive and increasing central control.
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