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limelight


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Limelight  \Lime"light`\,  n.  (Theat.) 
  That  part  of  the  stage  upon  which  the  limelight  as  cast, 
  usually  where  the  most  important  action  is  progressing  or 
  where  the  leading  player  or  players  are  placed  and  upon  which 
  the  attention  of  the  spectators  is  therefore  concentrated. 
  Hence  consspicuous  position  before  the  public;  as 
  politicians  who  are  never  happy  except  in  the  limelight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  limelight 
  n  1:  a  focus  of  public  attention;  "he  enjoyed  being  in  the 
  limelight"  [syn:  {spotlight},  {public  eye}] 
  2:  a  lamp  consisting  of  a  flame  directed  at  a  cylinder  of  lime 
  with  a  lens  to  concentrate  the  light;  formerly  used  for 
  stage  lighting  [syn:  {calcium  light}] 




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