lodestone lodestone  /ˈloʊd ˌstoʊn/


  • (n) a permanent magnet consisting of magnetite that possess polarity and has the power to attract as well as to be attracted magnetically


  1. They humphed at Labor's assertion that the fair would be a lodestone for foreign visitors and a shot in the arm for those at home.
  2. To Premier Schuman and Finance Minister Mayer, the free gold market was the lodestone that would draw hoarded gold and hidden assets from buried iron pots and foreign banks.
  3. Far more difficult will be the challenge of creating a consistent foreign policy that the allies can trust and use as a lodestone to plot their own courses.


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  1. "What was it that made him the Mahatma? What is the lodestone that he carried, that made him the person he was-that is what fascinated me," says Shyam Benegal, director of The Making of the Mahatma.
    on Jan 29, 2007 By: Shyam Benegal Source: CNN-IBN

  2. "The public's interest will be the lodestone," Blumenthal said at an HRRA meeting Friday. "It will be paramount."
    on Aug 22, 2008 By: Richard Blumenthal Source: Danbury News Times

  3. Hechler said it was "almost as though it was drawn like a lodestone rock at the place where Buddy had trained as a Marine at Camp Pendleton before being sent to Iwo Jima."
    on Oct 31, 2007 By: Ken Hechler Source: Sherwood Voice

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