the limelight


: 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 principal percussionist of the CSO since 2007, Yeh is the cool head keeping things in time in the back of the ensemble, but her presence is commanding both in and out of the limelight. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 31 May 2024 But he was also drawn to the limelight in some of the nation’s most sensational deaths. Trip Gabriel, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2024 This season, Penelope, so often a wallflower, finally steps into the limelight as her crush on Colin Bridgerton (Luke Newton) turns into a full-on dalliance. Eliana Dockterman, TIME, 15 May 2024 Porsche has declared the first 911 with a hybrid powertrain ready for the limelight after completing a brutal testing regime. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 13 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for the limelight 

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“The limelight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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