white way


Definition of white way

: a brilliantly lighted street or avenue especially in a city's business or theater district

Examples of white way in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s not just a single black-and-white way of looking at things. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, "Katie Hill on refusing to disengage from politics: ‘Change is too important to step out of the arena’," 17 Aug. 2020 There are enough folks caping for white ways of living. Cody Charles, Teen Vogue, "College Advice for Students of Marginalized Identities," 21 Nov. 2018 The movement made intense intellectual contributions, as a generation of black Catholic activist-scholars challenged the unspoken but ever-present assumption that white ways of being Catholic were the right ways to be Catholic. Smithsonian, "The History of Black Catholics in America," 8 June 2018 The chapter is mostly made up of faintly (and not-so-faintly) ignorant rednecks who prattle on about their own superiority and sense of grievance that their pure white ways of life are being distorted and corrupted by the Jews and the blacks. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman draws a ham-fisted line from white supremacy’s past to its present," 15 May 2018 The gaping hole in the plot was that the Avengers did this in the whitest way possible: taking the rocks directly to Thanos. Michael Harriot, The Root, "The Black Person’s Guide to Avengers: Infinity War," 27 Apr. 2018 In a daring home in West Palm Beach, Jeff Lincoln unleashes his subversively smart take on coastal style, pushing traditional blue and white way out of its comfort zone. David A. Keeps, House Beautiful, "A Daring Designer Brings Effortless Style to This Coastal Home," 19 Oct. 2017 The war devastated the Senecas, and afterward Cornplanter counseled accommodation, urging his people to learn English and know something of white ways. Lynne Cheney, New York Times, "The War of Independence, Seen Through Six Sets of Eyes," 30 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of white way

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for white way

the Great White Way, nickname for the theatrical section of Broadway, New York City

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“White way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20way. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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