highlight

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v highlight apply a highlighter to one's cheeks or eyebrows in order to make them more prominent "highlight the area above your eyebrows"
    • v highlight move into the foreground to make more visible or prominent "The introduction highlighted the speaker's distinguished career in linguistics"
    • n highlight an area of lightness in a picture
    • n highlight the most interesting or memorable part "the highlight of the tour was our visit to the Vatican"
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Usage

In literature:

So much I saw then, all vaguely for the flickering of the lightning, in blinding highlights and dense black shadows.
"The War of the Worlds" by H. G. Wells
I sat last night and watched my fire throw nice highlights on my new old fender, and purred with contentment.
"Dear Enemy" by Jean Webster
He had about him none of the highlights and sharp points of the city man.
"One Basket" by Edna Ferber
The newsroom posted this cartoon each Sunday and It was the highlight of the day.
"The Biography of a Rabbit" by Roy Benson
We're limned in highlighter yellow, moving in slow- motion.
"Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom" by Cory Doctorow
Frederick ran over in his mind a few of the glimpsed highlights of Tom's career.
"The Turtles of Tasman" by Jack London
As sequential tasks are completed, the consecutive days are highlighted.
"Sequential Problem Solving" by Fredric Lozo
Large highlight window in sloping roof at back.
"The Black Cat" by John Todhunter
News of the outside world came to him in the few meetings with Wanda which were bright highlights in his life.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
The result gives insight into a "style of life" rather than a chronology of highlights.
"The Fair Play Settlers of the West Branch Valley, 1769-1784" by George D. Wolf
Every magnificent curve was highlighted in a frozen tableau.
"Pagan Passions" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There's highlighting and emphasizing selected perceptics and such.
"The Premiere" by Richard Sabia
The connections between al-Qaida and terrorist groups throughout Southeast Asia further highlight this reality.
"National Strategy for Combating Terrorism" by United States
Then, applying a dough rubber to pick out highlights and stray smudges, he leaned back and reached for a pencil.
"The Animated Pinup" by Lewis Parker
This time it instantly appeared on the screen, highlighted.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
He highlighted the file on the screen and hit Retrieve.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
An even, rich green lawn was highlighted here and there by beds of bright red and blue flowers.
"The Clock Strikes Thirteen" by Mildred A. Wirt
His hair was shaggy and black with green highlights, stuck out like an anime cosplayer's.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
In memory, there now remain only the highlights of new discoveries, the colorful moments of unalloyed realization of success.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
His face was a strong jutting of highlights from sliding shadow.
"The Chapter Ends" by Poul William Anderson
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In poetry:

Come with the pointed toe of each black shoe
trailing a sapphire highlight,
with a black capeful of butterfly wings and bon-mots,
with heaven knows how many angels all riding
on the broad black brim of your hat,
please come flying.
"Invitation to Miss Marianne Moore" by Elizabeth Bishop

In news:

Chris Burnette was part of a Georgia offense that racked up 567 total yards in Saturday's 48-3 rout of Vanderbilt, but that was hardly the highlight of his weekend.
Highlights from the Bush Administration 's Anti-Torture Memos.
The Farm Bill is among this week's Capitol Chat's highlights.
Here are your highlights for Week 7 of Football Friday Night.
An outside group targeting President Obama is already out with a new ad highlighting June's weak jobs report.
Tori Spelling's hospitalization highlights C-section concerns.
TV news reports and statistics highlight the negatives — low high school graduation rates, joblessness, crime, and a weak economy.
Romney was the headliner, but the four days in Tampa highlighted the credentials of the GOP's young leadership.
Cambridge University Bond Issues Highlights Madness of Moody's Sovereign Ratings Methods.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium and Mrs Jan Matthysen hosted a musicale on April 27 when Opera Camerata presented highlights from beloved operas followed by a special dinner.
Sports Director Adam Bagni hosts this weekly, fall show highlighting the football teams at Auburn University and the University of Alabama.
The 25-minute program features interviews, highlights, and analysis from Bob Gambacurta.
What can you say about a musical whose highlights include Tom Cruise belting out I Want To Know What Love Is'' directly into Malin Akerman's butt.
NETWORK Missouri Nuns Launch Bus Tour Highlighting How Federal Budget Cuts Harm Struggling Families.
Today on TV Wednesday highlights: It's no surprise that the US men's basketball team made it to the quarterfinals.
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In science:

The highlight of our analysis, based on this random matrix approach, is the prediction of a semicircular spectral lineshape of the probe scattering in the large-fluctuation limit of trapped atomic ensembles.
Random Scattering by Atomic Density Fluctuations in Optical Lattices
To highlight the diension independentness in Theorem 1.2, we state it as an infinite dimensional result.
Coordinate restrictions of linear operators in $l_2^n$
The first is to highlight the primary contributions that HST has made to the study of the formation of compact star clusters (§2 & 3).
The Formation of Star Clusters
There will be an obvious bias towards observations of young compact clusters in merging galaxies, since that is what I know the most about, but I will also highlight some of the ma jor results for nearby clusters such as 30 Doradus.
The Formation of Star Clusters
An un-sharp masking image of N83B obtained in Hα, which highlights the filamentary patterns of the nebula (see the text).
HST study of the LMC compact star forming region N83B
This highlights the significance of the strong relationship in Fig. 13b.
The SCUBA Local Universe Galaxy Survey II. 450 micron data - evidence for cold dust in bright IRAS Galaxies
Let us highlight some of the features of this phase diagram.
Duality Cascade and Oblique Phases in Non-Commutative Open String Theory
We end in Section 4 with a discussion highlighting the contribution of this model to our knowledge of the solar interior.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
IV we discuss a relatively simple measurement procedure which can be used to highlight the difference between the classical and quantum random walks.
Implementing the quantum random walk
We will take this opportunity to highlight some of the practical issues of modelling using (TL|TL) and Moore machines approach.
The temporal calculus of conditional objects and conditional events
The boundary corresponding to this critical density is highlighted in Fig. 1.
History of mass assembly and star formation in clusters
Indeed, the use of multiple algorithms highlights the importance of determining an accurate selection function.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
There is a rich collection of open problems, including some of substantial significance for the general area of disordered systems, and these are highlighted when encountered.
The Random-Cluster Model
This representation of the random-cluster measure at the ‘selfdual point’ psd (q) highlights the duality of measures.
The Random-Cluster Model
Although slightly redundant with previous discussions of the flow curve, this analysis will highlight the potential differences between the stability analyses at fixed stress and fixed shear rate.
A simple model for heterogeneous flows of yield stress fluids
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