: walked on by many people
a well-trodden path
often used figuratively
The book covers some well-trodden ground.

Examples of well-trodden in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Atop Kathmandu Valley’s picturesque ridges lie the emergent destinations of Dhulikhel and Chandragiri, replete with hidden trails that are an unexpected alternative to Nepal’s more well-trodden and strenuous trekking routes. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 15 Nov. 2023 The filling station stands at the treeless, windswept intersection of Highways 46 and 33, on the well-trodden path between the Central Coast and the San Joaquin Valley. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 2 Feb. 2024 Here are seven cities to add to your Euro bucket list for 2024. Utrecht, Netherlands Utrecht stands as the beating heart of the country, offering a unique Dutch experience away from the well-trodden paths of Amsterdam. Tina Charisma, Essence, 26 Jan. 2024 San Gimignano, Siena, the Val d'Orcia, and the Chianti hills are all well-trodden areas of Tuscany — and rightly so. Elizabeth Heath, Travel + Leisure, 25 Jan. 2024 Beyond the crumbling bricks and well-trodden carpets, Los Potreros preserves a tiny slice of a much bigger Argentine history. Sarah Marshall, Travel, 23 Jan. 2024 When Apple and Microsoft emerged, the path to super wealth wasn’t well-trodden—or even imagined. Steven Levy, WIRED, 5 Jan. 2024 True superstar leaders and the antidote to hubris There is a well-trodden path from brilliance to success, power, hubris, and ultimately disaster. Jennifer Sundberg, Fortune, 4 Jan. 2024 Massive Israeli retaliation for attacks by militant Islamists is also well-trodden ground. Karen Deyoung, Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Well-trodden.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-trodden. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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