limelight limelight  /ˈlaɪm ˌlaɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a focus of public attention
  2. (n) a lamp consisting of a flame directed at a cylinder of lime with a lens to concentrate the light; formerly used for stage lighting

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Basically, in this town, if you're not in the limelight, you're nobody.
  2. Liu does pay obligatory tribute to his nation, but he revels in the limelight, belting out karaoke songs on Chinese TV and even engaging in flirty banter with pretty anchors on air.
  3. Madonna is the latest in a line of major stars who have been trying to cast some of their limelight onto the situation in Africa.

News

  1. Liveblog: Sony's PS4 Press Conference At E3 2013

    Welcome back to E3 2013. This morning, we heard from Microsoft and the Xbox One, which has had a hard time with PR in recent weeks as a result of gamer anger surrounding its controversial digital rights management, used games and connectivity policies. Tonight, attention turns to Sony, which has garnered a lot of positive limelight for its PS4 in the wake of Microsoft's struggles.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Video: Bakery Customers 'Smarter Than Ever'

    LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed("limelight_player_229533"); IGA CEO Mark Batenic says today’s consumers “are smarter than ever … and are concerned about what ingredients are going into the products,” including baked goods. read more
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Supermarket News

  3. Watch the Sony PlayStation E3 press conference here, LIVE

    The Xbox One has been grabbing all the headlines lately, and not all for the right reasons, but Sony will be hoping its next gen gaming console draws at least some of the limelight today when we finally get to see what the fabled machine looks like and find out more about what it has to offer. At the E3 press conference Sony is expected to reveal the home entertainment features of the console ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: BetaNews

Quotes

  1. Jobs said, "In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Steve Jobs Source: IT Examiner

  2. "There are African-Americans who swim, but they're in the background," Jones said. "People only pay attention when you're in the limelight."
    on May 1, 2008 By: Cullen Jones Source: FOXNews

  3. "Awarding the games to China has put China in the limelight and opened the issues up to the world," Rogge said. "Tibet, rightfully so, is on the front page. But it would not be on the front page if the games were not being organized in...
    on Mar 25, 2008 By: Jacques Rogge Source: International Herald Tribune

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