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  • n  a focus of public attention
    he enjoyed being in the limelight
  • 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

  • Basically, in this town, if you're not in the limelight, you're nobody.
  • But working in a small rural town in Scotland, British scientist Ian Wilmut decided to steal some Dolly Parton's limelight, making history by cloning the first mammal, a sheep .
  • 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.
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  • 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.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes
  • 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
    June 10, 2013 - Supermarket News
  • 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 ...
    June 10, 2013 - BetaNews

  • Steve Jobs in IT Examiner
    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."
  • Cullen Jones in FOXNews
    There are African-Americans who swim, but they're in the background,Jones said. "People only pay attention when you're in the limelight."
  • Jacques Rogge in International Herald Tribune
    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...

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