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  • n. Plural form of foreground.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of foreground.

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Examples

  • Only one title foregrounds questions of aesthetic evaluation.

    In 1950, what was published in PMLA?

  • JK: Your book's title foregrounds the issue of gender in the discussion of violence.

    Jackson Katz: Conversation with Philosopher on School Shootings

  • As such, the character foregrounds questions about the political consequences of television's use of queer cultural signifiers and the pleasures that viewers take in a parodic representation of queerness on television.

    Media Matters

  • The easy answer is no – because the standard histories are reliable, and even include a decent amount of material that Hochschild foregrounds.

    To End All Wars by Adam Hochschild – review

  • I like how this story points foregrounds our completely arbitrary standards of decency and what constitutes “nudity” in what contexts.

    When Misogyny Met Transphobia « Gerry Canavan

  • Kren runs through the hallmarks of zombie-pocalypse -- we watch as our hero listens to waning radio reports in bewilderment, abandons safety when food runs out, and crafts an ingenious getaway -- but unexpectedly foregrounds the protagonist's troubled romance.

    Farihah Zaman: 2010 Fantastic Fest #3: All Creatures Great and Small; Zombies, Vampires, and Terrible Human Beings

  • They need to embrace a culture that values not only individual rights and foregrounds the role of the citizen in political and social life, but minority rights as well.

    Ziad J. Asali, M.D.: Honesty and Hypocrisy in Facing Terrorism

  • The fundamental skewing of what seems familiar recasts the nominally secular culture of contemporary America in a way that foregrounds the religiosity that pervades it at the deepest level.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • And textually as well, once you get past the initial weirdness you realise that it makes a strange sort of sense; it universalises the story but it also foregrounds the bubble-reality status of the world of high school, suggests that on some level all the kids are “outsiders” — All-American Levi as much as oddball Chance.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • "The place looked like somebody's utopia," he writes of Bellevue, Wash., a clean but characterless "boomburb" across Lake Washington from Seattle, "more a model city than an actual one, and it appeared to be inhabited by the kinds of people whom architects like to place as strolling figures in the foregrounds of watercolor sketches of their projects."

    An Englishman Lights Out

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