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noun as in attention; bright beam of light

verb as in focus attention on


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The last few months have put technology and its role in society, especially in the United States, in the spotlight.

They don’t do it for not a big salary, no spotlight, no interview, just because they care, they want to do something about it.

From Time

Now that I was in the spotlight I was like, “OK, well, now that I got everyone’s attention, I got to really make the world proud and do something.”

From Ozy

That spotlight will now fall on Jassy, and politicians are already preparing.

The actions by two have driven our beautiful town into the national spotlight in ways that do not reflect our whole community.

Both Ney and Abramoff have reentered the public spotlight following their sentences, writing books about their experiences.

Fumes filled the arena, engines revved, and the beastly vehicles made their way out on to the spotlight.

She had all the pressure of people in the spotlight and was unbelievably rigorous about keeping it real.

In this age of selfies, the president had chosen someone who never seeks the spotlight and lets her work speak for itself.

Dredging up the Wichita Massacre puts the two justices who were part of the 6-to-1 majority ruling in the spotlight.

"I guess mother will be gladder than any of us," replied Betty promptly, trying to shift the spotlight from herself.

The Swami made a determined effort to recapture the spotlight.

On the huge statue, a spotlight was following two microscopic figures over the statue's shoulder.

They had mounted a heavy machine-gun to point seaward and a self-powered spotlight, not turned on, rested nearby.

She saw the spotlight in the hand of an officer up the deck and she hastened toward him.

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On this page you'll find 67 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to spotlight, such as: fame, light, limelight, notoriety, public eye, and publicity.

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