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  • n. A leading actor in a movie, especially one perceived as a celebrity

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a star who plays leading roles in the cinema


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  • But the narcissistic approach to a mirror is a continuing, ever-more-urgent professional necessity for a movie star who is celebrated, rewarded, and adored for her physical attractions.

    All The Available Light

  • If that were so, then there was but one starting point: the target could not have been Joan Flanders, movie star and radical and ex-wife to T. T. Constable.

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  • He perked up now, studying Myron's face, trying to guess who the big movie star was.

    Drop Shot

  • According to the briefing, the plane had the movie star Rex Hayden and his entourage on board.

    The Ark

  • Richard watched it go until it disappeared, and he imagined where it took Matt: to a luxury Rec-V customized for travel, a beautiful woman or four or six, a crew of adoring hangers-on, an accountant, maybe rock or movie star pals, the big life as imagined by America at this moment in history.

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  • Her friends at Shadyside High were always telling Jennifer Daly that she looked like the movie star Julia Roberts.

    The First Evil

  • Located high in the Hollywood Hills, Wyngate Castle was a misplaced medieval fortress that had been painstakingly transplanted to California by an eccentric silent movie star back in the Roaring Twenties.


  • At one point Sammy was introduced to Cher, the singer and movie star who appeared in the film Mask, about a child with a similarly disfiguring condition.

    Manifesting Michelangelo

  • I know what you *think* you are looking for—stability, good family, movie star looks.

    Hit Reply

  • Friendlier than my home course by the lake, beautiful in a less spectacular way, Villa dEste was, for me, like spending a few hours with a former movie star who was past the prime of her career.

    The Italian Summer


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