inroad was our Word of the Day on 03/15/2014. Hear the podcast!
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Examples of inroad in a Sentence
the army is finally making inroads into enemy territory
Recent Examples of inroad from the Web
Like it or not, robots are making inroads into our daily lives.
Ric Herrero, who ran #CubaNow, an advocacy group that supported Obama's opening of relations, said there was clear and convincing evidence the United States was making inroads.
The 33-year-old also has inroads to several other high-net-worth circles.
Rising health care costs and the prospect that Amazon will make inroads into the pharmacy business and the broader health care industry have set off a spate of deals.
Facebook itself has made inroads into developing technology specifically for school use.
That's where the Chromebook comes in: The low-cost, Google Cloud–powered laptops have made major inroads into the education market.
By promising social protection, the far-right Alternative for Germany has made inroads into blue-collar bastions.
Lyft has quietly made inroads in recent years, forging partnerships with health insurers and medical providers to get patients to and from appointments.
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Did You Know?
Inroad is a combination of in and road, both of which are pretty mundane, as far as words go. But the first-and oldest-meaning of inroad hints at a meaning of road other than the "way for traveling" one. Beginning back in the days of Old English, road referred to an armed hostile incursion made on horseback. (Raid comes from this use of road and also formerly specified incursions on horseback.) Road has lost all of its former violent connotations, and inroad is shedding its as well. While inroads are often made at the expense of someone or something, they are at times simply advances, as when an artist is said to be making inroads into a community.
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