the open road


: roads that are away from cities and towns
traveling on the open road

Examples of the open road in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My tester was an older VNR Electric box truck with 20,000 pounds of rocks loaded into the box behind the day cab to give the driver a better idea of what this machine would be like to drive with a full load on the open road. Cameron Aubernon, Popular Science, 15 May 2024 But during the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic, a new crop of people began buying Winnebagos and the like to hit the open road. Melvin Backman, Quartz, 29 Mar. 2024 While the classic luncheon and flower bouquet never goes out of style, why not hit the open road for a day's drive filled with good times, quality conversation, new sights, and maybe a little cooler of Mama's pimiento cheese? Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 25 Mar. 2024 The thrill of the open road, the diverse landscapes, and the iconic sights make the United States an ideal destination for unforgettable road trips. Hilary Tetenbaum, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 Each journey offers its own unique attractions and experiences, providing unforgettable memories for those who love the adventure of the open road. Hilary Tetenbaum, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 But what’s at stake in the date, which turns the movie into a period piece, is more than fashion and needle drops; the story, which is one of pursuit on the open road, would be rendered utterly implausible by today’s technology. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 23 Feb. 2024 But critics say features like Full Self-Driving already are giving drivers a false sense of confidence about taking their eyes off the road — or getting behind the wheel after drinking — evincing the dangers of letting consumers test an evolving, experimental technology on the open road. Talia Trackim, Washington Post, 13 Feb. 2024 My parents were relatively strict about eating healthy at home, but on the open road, we were allowed to indulge in whatever our hearts desired from the gas station aisles. Charlie Hobbs, Condé Nast Traveler, 29 Jan. 2024

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“The open road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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