Examples of pavement in a Sentence
He stopped the car just off the pavement.
The summer heat rose off the pavement.
Recent Examples of pavement from the Web
That’s just one of a myriad possible causes for the failure of the unfinished bridge, which crumpled to the pavement on Thursday, claiming a toll of six dead to date.
Highway construction zones will feature the same shifting lanes, uneven pavement, overnight lane closures, entrance/exit ramp closures, detours, and heavy traffic during the day.
Here, every mention of Trump has long been removed from the building, and grass now grows up through the pavement of the empty parking lots and entranceways.
One officer placed his knee on the back of her head, forcing her face into the pavement, breaking her nose, the suit says.
After an unusual vehicle pursuit that at times proceeded at speeds under 5 mph, Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies shattered the window of Harmon’s SUV, shocked him multiple times with Tasers, dragged him to the pavement and dislocated his elbow.
Crews will remove and replace the asphalt pavement, waterproofing membrane and joints on the bridge.
Whenever possible, avoid broken pavement, which can hide potholes.
The answers led to some important design changes – like wider pavements and ramps – but begs a bigger question.
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Origin and Etymology of pavement
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of pavement for English Language Learners
: the hard surface of a road, driveway, etc.
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