Examples of thoroughfare in a Sentence
one of the city's main thoroughfares
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The palette of ideas accumulated by designers with the Beyond the Loop project gives options ranging from leaving the North Loop mostly intact to breaking it down to street level thoroughfares with opportunities for new development and green spaces.
Though like in most capitals until recently, tourist thoroughfares typically don’t have the barriers used to protect institutions like courthouses.
D.C. firefighters helped rescue occupants of cars Saturday evening, after waters rose at low-lying points on two principal thoroughfares.
For years, the school lobbied for its construction over U.S. 1 after several students were killed trying to cross the busy thoroughfare.
Among the spots on the main thoroughfare worth a visit is the nearby Antiques On the Avenue.
The main thoroughfares in in all these towns are the epitome of quaint New England charm.
The top deck is a major thoroughfare that carries 55,000 vehicles per day.
Through the quiet neighborhoods off East Street, a thoroughfare between busy Routes 189 and 10, Smith could often be seen leading his oxen down the adjacent streets.
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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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