from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Worthy of coverage on the front page of a newspaper: front-page news.
  • transitive v. To place or report on the front page of a newspaper.


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  • Not only was there a 1,800-word front-page story, the Post has created a special "Behind The Headlines" Web page that includes features related to the poll:

    Celebrity Cash: Charlie Sheen

  • As Bobby had so often predicted, the Jackie-Ari betrothal created a worldwide furor best characterized by a front-page headline in the Los Angeles Times: “Jackie Sells Out!”

    Bobby and Jackie

  • When his deception was uncovered, the NYT ran a 7,239-word front-page mea culpa, which called the affair "a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper".

    The Guardian World News

  • "A headline like `Pen Stolen from Dorm Study Area' is a classic Onion headline," said Randazzo, referring to a front-page story from 1989.

    The Seattle Times

  • “I know you’re gonna regret this,” Falco said, referring to the front-page story.

    Sins of Two Fathers

  • On December 22 the New York Times published a front-page story by Seymour Hersh detailing a massive and long-standing government campaign of illegal spying on American citizens.

    The Good Fight

  • If so, though, why would this incident cause such a ruckus and end up as front-page news?

    American Grace

  • The paper, which daily featured front-page photos of Ben Ali or his wife, is now to be run by a committee of journalists until a new direction is appointed.

    Tunisia unity govt may not satisfy protesters

  • The Wall Street Journal reported in a front-page article last year that Microsoft removed similar features from Internet Explorer 8 after online advertisers expressed concerns about the impact on their business.

    Microsoft Endorses Do-Not-Track Tool

  • In a front-page editorial, the Advertiser defended the celebratory treatment of an event that ended in disaster: The North and South are commemorating the origin of a tragic but noble heritage.

    Across the South, the Civil War is an enduring conflict


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