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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOTLIGHTS

But when the footlights are on and the limes are lit, you'd be surprised to see how fine it looks.

Instead of screening him I had dragged him in front of the footlights.

Bton in hand, he was bowing from his place before the footlights.

He noticed it and became abashed—he, the hero of a hundred footlights.

His face was in the sideway glare of the footlights which illumined the orchestra.

I could tell that by the buzz that came over the footlights.

The curtain is your background, while the footlights may stand for the surface of your wood.

The theater is darkened, the footlights are lowered, the prelude begins.

Your grandfather's quite right when he says you were born to the footlights.

There must also be sidelights, or the footlights will cast shadows.

WORD ORIGIN

1836, from foot (of the stage) + light (n.).

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.