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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
But the county’s population has grown more diverse, creating inroads for Democrats.
The strategy is designed to undercut rival lab-diamond makers, who having been trying to make inroads into the $80 billion gem industry.
Thompson first made inroads as a songwriter for other acts, including J.J. Hairston.
Calcio Insider are reporting that Spurs have made early inroads into the transfer market and are apparently set to meet Dortmund's valuation of winger Pulisic.
However, there have been some women who have made inroads.
Employers, who sponsor most of the country’s health-insurance plans, are also making inroads.
Bay Area & StateElectric cars make inroads in California —...
European executives who tried to make inroads in Iran since the Obama administration struck the nuclear deal in 2015 are now concerned Beijing and Moscow will seize an insurmountable advantage in a large, growing market.
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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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