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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of spotlight.


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  • Spend enough time at "The Sacred Made Real" and the paintings, with their figures "spotlit" against indeterminate darkness, start to read as "portraits" of the sculptures, a not-unlikely notion underlined by the pairing of Mart nez Monta z's exquisitely carved "Crucifixion" and Zurbar n's two-dimensional version, in which Christ is like a carving in strong side-light.

    Bringing Devotion to Life

  • Last Monday, however, England's highest peaks were obscured by mist, though further along the skyline fleeting sunbeams spotlit the Eskdale Needle.

    Country diary: Border End

  • Tony tapped my shoulder and motioned toward the animated bodies under a rotating, spotlit globe.

    Brooklyn Story

  • In the spotlit lobby the casual rush and the formal stroll.

    Siemens in the Morning « Unknowing

  • But another Englishman gets it going again: Jimmy Page, standing alone on a spotlit stage with the double-necked guitar that gave us the intro to "Stairway to Heaven."

    The Government and the Guitar Man

  • Yet as Liverpool prepare to face Manchester United in the FA Cup for a match in danger of being more poisonous than for a long time, football's long, progressive battle against racism is suddenly spotlit again.

    Onus on clubs to prevent ugly spectre of racism rearing its head again | David Conn

  • As an adult, many years later, working with a Southern singer songwriter, I happened to be in Tupelo Mississippi one dark night and came unexpectedly across the spotlit cabin where Elvis Presley was born.

    Ethan Russell: Music, Words and Photography: The Long and Winding Road

  • Quite literally an Island of Museums -- a.k.a. an art nerd's paradise -- the collections are a highlight reel from Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Great Altar of Pergamon, the monumental Ishtar Gate of Babylon, Queen Nefertiti spotlit in all her glory, and the like.

    Rebecca Taylor: Los Angeles and Berlin: Sister Cities

  • The exhibition - co-organized by the Walters, the Cleveland Art Museum and the British Museum in London - is sumptuously installed in rooms painted regal red or blue, with the gilded, jeweled and enameled reliquaries spotlit in vitrines so as to glitter as they would under candlelight within the similarly dark setting of a church.

    Art review: Splendor abounds in museum's display of grisly holy relics in Baltimore

  • After dark, the Bund's spotlit neoclassical pillars and low-rise architecture are reminiscent of London.

    China: The next superconsumer?


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