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  • In obedience to them, in the silent heat she walked down Maycomb’s main thoroughfare, a highway leading to Montgomery.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • I race past all of them, down Serra’s main thoroughfare, through the dwindling crowds of Execution Square, and up the cobbled streets of the Illustrian Quarter.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Barricades edged both sides of the road—probably built in better times to keep the noise of countless cars from disturbing the city residents whose homes were set close to the thoroughfare.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Instead he pulled off of prison property and onto the main thoroughfare that skirted the institution.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black

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  • I take a walk of some length daily, part of my retirement routine, and so it’s no trouble to make my way down Church Street, which is the main thoroughfare of the town.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • They cross a seething thoroughfare, then go up an alley that smells like a muddy ditch.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • I paused there on the sidewalk of the tree-lined and civilized thoroughfare, drinking in this truly inspired elegance.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Marcus pulls onto one of the main thoroughfares and pushes his foot into the gas pedal.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Sprightly, she walked back to the wide thoroughfare near the park.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • He had a feeling that he had been in this neighbourhood before, and that there was a main thoroughfare not far away.
    George Orwell  --  1984

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  • It ran perpendicular to the end of the main thoroughfare bisecting the bazaar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Less than thirty miles to the east is a major thoroughfare, the George Parks Highway.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • We had reached the same crowded thoroughfare in which we had found ourselves in the morning.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • A few blocks over is Grand Concourse, the borough’s main thoroughfare.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • A small, dim, crooked shop, kept in a tortuous, up-hill thoroughfare, by a small, dim, crooked man.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • A watchman was crying half-past nine, down a dark passage through which she had to pass, in gaining the main thoroughfare.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • In thoroughfares nigh the docks, any considerable seaport will frequently offer to view the queerest looking nondescripts from foreign parts.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • As usual there was chaos in the main thoroughfare.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • No fear, no brakes, consumed by some irrational itch to cruise along shadowy thoroughfares, traveled by demons.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Now, the road, in fact, was an old one, that had formerly been a thoroughfare to the river, but abandoned for many years after the laying of the new pike.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • It cast its eyes upon the roads, which were growing from long troughs of liquid mud to proper thoroughfares.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • Their tent seemed to be pitched right alongside a kind of thoroughfare to the field, and Ministry members kept hurrying up and down it, greeting Mr. Weasley cordially as they passed.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • They were in a convoy of four Humvees, patrolling one of the city’s major thoroughfares.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • The tracks in Caliente are a major thoroughfare for freight trains, moving goods north to south and, of course, back again.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • They ran down brick lanes, cut through alleys, and crossed thoroughfares.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • They lay right across the way, blocking the thoroughfare.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • Madame Ratignolle had dragged herself over, avoiding the too public thoroughfares, she said.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • My brother could not hear it for the traffic in the main thoroughfares, but by striking through the quiet back streets to the river he was able to distinguish it quite plainly.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • And though the town was cut through by two busy thoroughfares, Ponce de Leon Avenue and Indian Creek Drive, as well as a set of active railroad tracks, it had enough navigable sidewalks to qualify as pedestrian-friendly—important for a large group of people who couldn’t afford automobiles.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Here at the westernmost tip of the Denon Wing, the north-south thoroughfare of Place du Carrousel ran almost flush with the building with only a narrow sidewalk separating it from the Louvre’s outer wall.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • By means of the two windows looking into the street, Albert could see all that passed; the sight of what is going on is necessary to young men, who always want to see the world traverse their horizon, even if that horizon is only a public thoroughfare.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The capsized sled ground over him, and the dogs dashed on up the street, adding to the gayety of Skaguay as they scattered the remainder of the outfit along its chief thoroughfare.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • In the background rose this barrier, which made a blind thoroughfare of the street, a motionless and tranquil wall; no one was visible, nothing was audible; not a cry, not a sound, not a breath.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • If you show us a thoroughfare, you better put your hero on it.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • —Instead of blocking up the thoroughfare, Martin Cunningham said.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • But the old woman passed by without even seeing him, mumbling in terrible, tragic vexation, and soon the first woman had vanished into the deepening layers of darkness and the old woman was left standing helplessly in the center of the thoroughfare, dazed, uncertain which way to proceed, alone.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • From the direction of the main thoroughfare an excavator squealed shrilly.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Finally, a sharp right down the service road into the main thoroughfare, where by heart she boarded the bus.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed, and all emulously hoping to do better still, and laying out the surplus of their gains in coquetry; so that the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Thirty kilometers west of Rawalpindi, at Taxila, they turned north off Pakistan’s principal thoroughfare toward the mountains.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Next rose before her in memory’s picture-gallery, the intricate and narrow thoroughfares, the tall, grey houses, the huge cathedrals, and the public edifices, ancient in date and quaint in architecture, of a continental city; where new life had awaited her, still in connexion with the misshapen scholar: a new life, but feeding itself on time-worn materials, like a tuft of green moss on a crumbling wall.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • There seems to be something in the chill breezes which scurry through the long, narrow thoroughfares productive of rueful thoughts.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • There was a great deal of traffic in the main thoroughfares of the city — trams, cars and pedestrians; the shops were open, and since the mayor had appealed to the population not to hoard food, assuring us that there was no need to do so, there were not even any queues outside them.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • These two great thoroughfares intersected by the two first, formed the canvas upon which reposed, knotted and crowded together on every hand, the labyrinthine network of the streets of Paris.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Oh, it’s cost him plenty-but he’s bought the judge, the clerks, the bailiffs, their backers, their backers1 backers, a few legislators, half a dozen administrators-he’s bought the whole legal process, like a private thoroughfare, and there’s no single crossroad left for me to squeeze through to stop it!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Soon after nine o’clock of a Saturday morning, kids began spraying out of all the side streets on to Manhattan Avenue, the main thoroughfare.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • It was a warm, dusty evening, just the time when, in the great main thoroughfare out of which that by-way turned, there was a temporary lull in the eternal tread of feet upon the pavement, and a strong red sunshine.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Some of the compassionate and curious bystanders joined the party; and headed by one of the constables arm in arm with Bartleby, the silent procession filed its way through all the noise, and heat, and joy of the roaring thoroughfares at noon.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • "God order it as he may," said Sancho Panza, and helping him to rise got him up again on Rocinante, whose shoulder was half out; and then, discussing the late adventure, they followed the road to Puerto Lapice, for there, said Don Quixote, they could not fail to find adventures in abundance and variety, as it was a great thoroughfare.
    Miguel de Cervantes  --  Don Quixote
  • Although they had but that moment left the school behind them, they were now in the busy thoroughfares of a city, where shadowy passengers passed and repassed; where shadowy carts and coaches battled for the way, and all the strife and tumult of a real city were.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
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