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['laɪmlaɪt] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. друммондов свет (применяется для освещения сцены в театре); свет рампы

    2. часть сцены у рампы

    3. центр внимания

  2. гл.

    1. ярко освещать, освещать с помощью друммондова света

    2. привлекать внимание

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  1. всеобщее внимание

  2. свет рампы

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Examples from texts

But how realistic is it to expect so driven and flamboyant a man to stay away from the limelight?
Однако насколько реалистично ожидать, что столь деятельный и яркий человек будет держаться в стороне от происходящих событий?
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011
© Project Syndicate 1995 – 2011

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'laɪmlaɪtNounдруммондов свет; свет рампы

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  1. 1.

    Зрительское внимание

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be in the limelight
быть в центре внимания
throw limelight on
предать гласности
to be in the limelight
находиться в центре общественного внимания, "в свете софитов"

Word forms


Common caselimelightlimelights
Possessive caselimelight'slimelights'


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)limelighting
Past Participle (Participle II)limelighted
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I limelightwe limelight
you limelightyou limelight
he/she/it limelightsthey limelight
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am limelightingwe are limelighting
you are limelightingyou are limelighting
he/she/it is limelightingthey are limelighting
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have limelightedwe have limelighted
you have limelightedyou have limelighted
he/she/it has limelightedthey have limelighted
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been limelightingwe have been limelighting
you have been limelightingyou have been limelighting
he/she/it has been limelightingthey have been limelighting
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I limelightedwe limelighted
you limelightedyou limelighted
he/she/it limelightedthey limelighted
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was limelightingwe were limelighting
you were limelightingyou were limelighting
he/she/it was limelightingthey were limelighting
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had limelightedwe had limelighted
you had limelightedyou had limelighted
he/she/it had limelightedthey had limelighted
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been limelightingwe had been limelighting
you had been limelightingyou had been limelighting
he/she/it had been limelightingthey had been limelighting
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will limelightwe shall/will limelight
you will limelightyou will limelight
he/she/it will limelightthey will limelight
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be limelightingwe shall/will be limelighting
you will be limelightingyou will be limelighting
he/she/it will be limelightingthey will be limelighting
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have limelightedwe shall/will have limelighted
you will have limelightedyou will have limelighted
he/she/it will have limelightedthey will have limelighted
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been limelightingwe shall/will have been limelighting
you will have been limelightingyou will have been limelighting
he/she/it will have been limelightingthey will have been limelighting
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would limelightwe should/would limelight
you would limelightyou would limelight
he/she/it would limelightthey would limelight
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be limelightingwe should/would be limelighting
you would be limelightingyou would be limelighting
he/she/it would be limelightingthey would be limelighting
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have limelightedwe should/would have limelighted
you would have limelightedyou would have limelighted
he/she/it would have limelightedthey would have limelighted
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been limelightingwe should/would have been limelighting
you would have been limelightingyou would have been limelighting
he/she/it would have been limelightingthey would have been limelighting
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am limelightedwe are limelighted
you are limelightedyou are limelighted
he/she/it is limelightedthey are limelighted
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being limelightedwe are being limelighted
you are being limelightedyou are being limelighted
he/she/it is being limelightedthey are being limelighted
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been limelightedwe have been limelighted
you have been limelightedyou have been limelighted
he/she/it has been limelightedthey have been limelighted
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was limelightedwe were limelighted
you were limelightedyou were limelighted
he/she/it was limelightedthey were limelighted
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being limelightedwe were being limelighted
you were being limelightedyou were being limelighted
he/she/it was being limelightedthey were being limelighted
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been limelightedwe had been limelighted
you had been limelightedyou had been limelighted
he/she/it had been limelightedthey had been limelighted
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be limelightedwe shall/will be limelighted
you will be limelightedyou will be limelighted
he/she/it will be limelightedthey will be limelighted
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been limelightedwe shall/will have been limelighted
you will have been limelightedyou will have been limelighted
he/she/it will have been limelightedthey will have been limelighted