Examples of thoroughfare in a Sentence
one of the city's main thoroughfares
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Revelers shot off fireworks, drivers beeped their horns and Philadelphians young and old descended on Broad Street, the main thoroughfare that last hosted a major championship parade in 2008 for the Phillies' World Series win.
New Orleans strippers who are worried about their jobs crashed a press conference today on the city’s famed thoroughfare of out-of-town-pukers, Bourbon Street, according to the New Orleans Advocate.
The incident occurred on a busy south Sacramento thoroughfare with two lanes of vehicle traffic flowing in each direction, plus left-turn lanes from Freeport onto Oregon.
Airport Avenue has been on the city's thoroughfare plan (http://rosenbergtx.gov/master-thoroughfare-plan/) for many years to allow for improved traffic flow into the city.
Instead of cars, swans and canoes occupied thoroughfares Sunday in the town of Villennes-sur-Seine west of Paris.
The family friendly arts-and-music festival Night on Broadway returns for another year, with offerings at indoor venues and outdoor stages all along the downtown thoroughfare.
The Coast Guard once cleared the Connecticut River for commercial purposes, to keep a watery thoroughfare open for oil tankers and cargo ships traveling the length of New England.
The transportation department hopes sunshine and above-freezing temperatures will help thaw the icy thoroughfares.
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First Known Use of thoroughfare
Synonymsarterial, artery, avenue, boulevard, carriageway [British], drag, drive, expressway, freeway, high road, highway, pass, pike, road, roadway, route, row, street, way, thruway, trace, turnpike
Related Wordscauseway; autobahn, autoroute, autostrada, dual carriageway [chiefly British], interstate, motorway [chiefly British], superhighway; beltway, bypass, parkway, ring road [chiefly British]; corniche, switchback; through street; high street [British], Main Street; backstreet, branch, bystreet, byway, crossroad, secondary road, shunpike, side road, side street; alley, alleyway; circle, lane, laneway [British], mews [chiefly British], place; close [chiefly British], cul-de-sac, dead end; corridor; track, trail
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