the limelight

noun

: public attention or notice thought of as a bright light that shines on someone
She is a very private woman who never sought the limelight.
When his new book caused an unexpected controversy, he was thrust into the limelight once again.
He doesn't like having to share the limelight with other actors.

Examples of the limelight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The reaction to Fox’s Glastonbury performance has been emotional not just from fans who witnessed the moment first-hand, but from online viewers, excited to see the actor back in the limelight. Rebecca Schneid, TIME, 30 June 2024 Despite the stock’s volatility, which has drawn comparisons to meme stocks like GameStop and AMC, its strong performance this year can largely be attributed to Trump’s spot in the limelight. Rocio Fabbro, Quartz, 28 June 2024 Her upcoming tour is the culmination of her career so far — which is saying a lot when someone has spent almost three entire decades in the limelight. Julyssa Lopez, Rolling Stone, 13 June 2024 The child star has been in the limelight for most of his life, beginning his career at age 8 on the Broadway production of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Brendan Le, Peoplemag, 29 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for the limelight 

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“The limelight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20limelight. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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