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Spotlight  n.  
The projected spot or circle of light used to illuminate brilliantly a single person or object or group on the stage, leaving the rest of the stage more or less unilluminated.
Hence, conspicuous public notice. (Cant or Colloq.)
A lighting apparatus designed to throw an intense beam of light onto a small area.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Spotlight" Quotes from Famous Books

... and promote our first obligation: to empower our citizens through education and training to make the most of their own lives. The spotlight should shine on those who make the right choices for themselves, their ...
— Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present • Various

... a man with two hearts might be worth something. At least, it would put Frank Corson, unknown intern, into the spotlight for a while. This was pretty vague thinking but it made a kind of sense and Frank settled for it in lieu of trying to analyze the strange compulsion, the ...
— Ten From Infinity • Paul W. Fairman

... single aim I have had in mind. The history of the periodical in American literary thinking has not yet been written. The history of American literature has but just been begun. My object has been to put the spotlight for a moment upon the typical American magazine, with just enough of its environment to make a background. What is seen there can best be summarized by a comparison. The American weekly is like the serious American play of the period. It has an over-emphasis upon lesson, bias, thesis, point. ...
— Definitions • Henry Seidel Canby

... marriage. If they're kind to her—and no doubt they will be—they can get anything they want from her in the way of an agreement as to the property. Looks to me like the fine Italian hand of Cousin James. We know Jack wasn't the man. He was busy at Golden right then. Kinda leaves James in the spotlight, doesn't it?" ...
— Tangled Trails - A Western Detective Story • William MacLeod Raine

... down behind his desk, a big man in a brown suit, natural iron-gray hair, a calm and administrative face, he began to realize that for the next twenty-four hours, at least, he would be in the spotlight. Well, he'd give a good account of himself. Demonstrate that he had an executive capacity beyond the needs of his present job. More than a mere ...
— Eight Keys to Eden • Mark Irvin Clifton

... did not like about it, as Princeman wound himself up to deliver the first ball, was that Princeman had the position of glory. On that gentleman the spotlight burned brightly all the time, and if they won, he would be the hero of the hour; the modest, reliable catcher would scarcely be thought of except by the men who knew the finer points of the game, and it was not the men whom he had in mind. Honestly and ...
— The Early Bird - A Business Man's Love Story • George Randolph Chester

Words linked to "Spotlight" :   bring out, public eye, theater light, illuminate, play down, light up, light, illumine, prominence, set off, foreground, lamp, illume

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