- 1The part of a view that is nearest to the observer, especially in a picture or photograph: the images show vegetation in the foregroundMore example sentences
- This removes the foreground from view and treats the landscape as a panoramic vista rather than a visual extension of the interior space.
- The pronounced distortions of the cobbled street and the seller of musical instruments in the foreground of this picture have provoked critics into a series of conjectures about how it was painted and originally displayed.
- Perhaps the most intriguing question of all, though, regards the significance of the baby, which lies asleep, or quite possibly dead, swaddled so expertly in the foreground of the picture.
- 1.1The most prominent or important position or situation: whenever books are chosen for children, meaning should always be in the foregroundMore example sentences
- Gladstone's role as leader is emphasized by his prominent position in the foreground.
- In the foreground, a situation is presented absent of context, prompting the reader to make assumptions that form the basis of prejudice.
- The mixed criticism regarding the pop/rave culture crossover and merger arose from the important space, or foreground, which Britpop occupied in the film.
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- Make (something) the most prominent or important feature: sexual relationships are foregrounded and idealizedMore example sentences
- The collection also foregrounds some important questions about the Labour government and its agenda.
- Families are also foregrounded as an important institution, and individuals are prayed for in terms of their role in a family structure.
- Powers does not only want to hold on to embodiment and to difference as human features in the posthuman context, but also foregrounds the importance of agency.