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How to use footlights in a sentence

We haven't even seen a review of the piece; the footlights go up with a jump, and now the curtain rises.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It 67 was that the piece which reads smoothly seldom acts well; whereas a play that gets over the footlights usually reads poorly.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Already a stage-hand was turning up the footlights and dragging chairs and tables hither and thither.
IN SEARCH OF THE UNKNOWNROBERT W. CHAMBERS
They came close to the footlights and placed huge piles of stage money side by side.
THE BOY GREW OLDERHEYWOOD BROUN
In front are the footlights, a row of earthenware bowls filled with oil, with a lighted wick floating in each one.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
The theater is darkened, the footlights are lowered, the prelude begins.
PARSIFALH. R. HAWEIS
Your grandfather's quite right when he says you were born to the footlights.
QUINALICE HEGAN RICE
Behind the footlights hangs the rusty baize, A trifle shabby in the upturned blaze Of flaring gas, and curious eyes that gaze.
EAST AND WEST: POEMSBRET HARTE
Like Harlequin, bounding from the sides and capering before the footlights, this new species makes a sudden apparition.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
They ever chucked over the footlights, this 'ere Probblem Play wos the wust!
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOL. 108, MAY 18TH, 1895VARIOUS

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