the run of


: the freedom to go anywhere or do anything one wants in (a place)
With his parents gone, he had the run of the house.

Examples of the run of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though not as conceptually bold as the run of triumphs the director made right before it, Last Flag Flying boasts a characteristically loose structure, and there are some bum comic and dramatic notes scattered across the film's baggy series of episodes. A.a. Dowd, Chron, 4 Apr. 2023 The works are due to be destroyed daily during the run of the show, culminating in a closing event during Frieze Week in October when the remaining paintings will be torched. Anny Shaw, CNN, 27 July 2022 Amber Williams, Santa Fe Properties/Luxury Portfolio International, (859) 550-3551. Chester Springs, Pennsylvania Courtesy image An invisible dog fence allows pets the run of this 4.4-acre equestrian estate. The Week Staff, The Week, 23 Apr. 2023 The rookie’s secret is his experience, which starts with preparation, and to hear his high school coach tell it, the run of success should be no surprise, even if Purdy did start the season buried on the bench. Greg Moore, The Arizona Republic, 27 Jan. 2023 That’s what politicians do, the run of them: kick the can down the road. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 24 Jan. 2023 Find the run of North American dates below — and start praying that your favorite songs make the cut. Vulture, 17 Jan. 2023 Norvell’s first two seasons with the garnet and gold were, at least record wise, no better than Taggart’s two years as the run of consecutive losing seasons grew to four. Tom Layberger, Forbes, 1 Jan. 2023 Young finished 20-of-30 for 343 yards, three touchdowns and a fourth-quarter interception before waving to the crowd and potentially ending the run of one of the most accomplished players in program history. Mike Rodak |, al, 26 Nov. 2022 See More

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“The run of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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