the spotlight


: public attention or notice
a baseball star who hates the spotlight
They're always in the spotlight.
School violence is once again under the media spotlight.
The news article turned/put the spotlight on the city's financial problems.

Examples of the spotlight in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunter Biden's legal issues have put the first family in the spotlight by their critics, particularly among Republicans on the Hill and former President Donald Trump. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, 7 June 2024 Horford is married to Amelia Vega, who has had her own time in the spotlight. Haley Van Horn, Peoplemag, 5 June 2024 Now, however, the soda that claims to blend 23 flavors is ready for its time in the spotlight—and consumers are ready to meet it there. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 4 June 2024 Kansas City area steakhouse chain Hereford House has found itself in the spotlight over the past two months after an employee was charged with unlawfully adulterating or contaminating food at the Leawood location. Joseph Hernandez, Kansas City Star, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for the spotlight 

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“The spotlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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