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highlight
as in:  the paragraph highlights...


The main purpose of this passage is to highlight the degree of income inequality.
  to emphasize (call attention to) something; or the thing emphasized
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This meaning of highlight is commonly seen on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT.
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Samples:
  • The main purpose of this passage is to highlight the degree of income inequality.
  • The mayor highlighted positive developments in the city.
  • The story highlights a growing problem in our society.
  • Whoever puts together the highlights has to choose what sort of story to tell.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games

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  • He highlights the damage done to key infrastructure in various districts, and as he speaks, parts of the map light up, showing images of the destruction.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • My face is relatively clear of makeup, just a bit of highlighting here and there.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Highlight some of Katniss’s best moments intercut with scenes of rebel uprisings and war footage.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Perhaps if he wins the Games, he’ll see me on victor’s night, when they replay the highlights of the Games on a screen over the stage where we did our interviews.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • During the highlights, they periodically show the winner’s reaction up on a box in the corner of the screen.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • Usually, this is a single, ornate chair from which the winning tribute watches a film of the highlights of the Games, but since there are two of us, the Gamemakers have provided a plush red velvet couch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
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