the Beltway

noun

: the political and social world of Washington, D.C.
politics inside the Beltway
Her influence extends beyond the Beltway.

Examples of the Beltway in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After months of political routine, the Beltway has something to obsesses over and speculate about. Matthew Continetti, National Review, 18 May 2024 The media, on the other hand, was mostly looking to stay within the cozy confines of the handful of hotels in Des Moines that have become mainstays of the Beltway set that condescends to visit Iowa every four years, most notably the Marriott Downtown and the Fort Des Moines. Kyle Paoletta, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 Amounts were less to the south, generally between half an inch to an inch south of the Beltway. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, 3 Apr. 2024 By bypassing the Beltway press and prioritizing other forms of media, Biden has been able to remain in contact with voters, while allowing the president to avoid being repeatedly pressed on uncomfortable topics such as his age. Oliver Darcy, CNN, 2 Apr. 2024 In the medium term, smoke and any smoldering hot spots should stay generally to our south and southwest, away from the Beltway. A. Camden Walker, Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2024 The risk is highest in open areas outside the Beltway and especially toward the mountains. Ian Livingston, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2024 Temperatures fall to 32 to 35 degrees in our colder areas north and west of the Beltway and 34 to 38 degrees elsewhere. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 12 Feb. 2024 The Hill, a widely read news source inside the Beltway, wrote a story about the letter that included background that may have enlightened the uninitiated. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 2 Feb. 2024

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“The Beltway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Beltway. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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