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
Twitch has become the de facto home for competitive play in games like League of Legends, Dota 2, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, with competitors like Facebook making inroads as well.
The Hamilton doctrine has yet to make inroads here.
With heir, Pusha T joins the ranks of recording artists who have made inroads in the technology world.
The company has made big inroads in the trucking industry, where networks of operators and freight brokers have been under pressure to increase transparency in operations.
Meanwhile banks are making inroads into foreign territory without making big purchases.
Amazon’s inroads into the grocery sector have struck fear into supermarket chains world-wide and prompted a number of recent deals.
But making inroads with white men isn’t the only, or even a very likely, solution to Democrats’ problem.
But Kim is far from the only Republican candidate in the CA-39 race looking to make inroads with the Asian-American community.
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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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