highlighting highlighting  /ˈhaɪ ˌlaɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an area of lightness in a picture

Usage(s):

  • The Governator was announcing a new stem-cell partnership with Ontario, highlighting the $3 billion his state is investing in research the Bush Administration has opposed.

News

  1. White House Pushes Immigration Reform By Highlighting Own Staffers (VIDEO)

    A day after the immigration reform bill passed its first crucial hurdle , the White House released a video highlighting the personal stories of some of its own staff members and their path to immigration.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

  2. Martynas Bareika beats his man to the basket in the narrow loss to WAC Co-Champ Louisiana Tech.

    GoMocs.com is providing a weekly summer series highlighting the Chattanooga Mocs basketball program. This consists of a brief feature below and the attached highlight video from the 2012-13 season. This week’s spotlight shines on rising junior Martynas Bareika.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: GoMocs.com

  3. Syria rebels kill 60 Shiites; missiles hit Lebanon

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels have attacked a village in the country's east, killing dozens of local Shiites, activists said Wednesday, highlighting the increasingly sectarian nature of Syria's more than two-year-old conflict. A Syrian government official denounced the attack, saying it was a "massacre" of civilians.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "I think that (goodwill) ambassadors in many ways can play a role in highlighting the models of success that the UN is promoting around the world," he said in accepting the appointment.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Edward Norton Source: AFP

  2. White House press secretary Dana Perino says they thought it would be better to postpone the event "rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue."
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Dana Perino Source: WBOC TV 16

  3. "We believe it is important to stay the course for now, but with an important caveat," Mr. Harper wrote in a university publication to be released later today, according to The Canadian Press. "Recent events are highlighting the real risks to...
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Globe and Mail

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