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interstate -- as in: interstate commerce
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  • The van was pulling the trebuchet on a trailer; Lorenzo watched as it accelerated onto the interstate and disappeared down the ramp.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The previous two weeks had been a time of brochures, pictures, facts, history, art, and trivia about Washington, D.C. I had brought road maps to school and we traced our route north on Interstate 95, listed the towns we would pass, and charted the mileage.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • No microscopic examination will be made of hogs slaughtered for interstate trade, but this examination shall be confined to those intended for the export trade.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • I left the interstate at an off ramp and pulled over next to what looked like the Flying Nun's hat made out of bumpy concrete, held up by orange poles.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees

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  • But when we broke off the interstate and started navigating the burned-out landscape of the Bronx, we could feel her energy shifting.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • After a thirty-minute ride, the caseworker pulled into the Willow Ridge apartment complex, an assemblage of two-story buildings that sits atop a hill and abuts the roaring interstate highway they had just exited.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • The interstate, in her humble opinion, was just about the most boring stretch of roadway ever conceived.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
  • It's mainly on the interstate.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • I drove to the extended care facility, picked up my dad's things, then left Wilmington, heading west along the interstate, moving on autopilot.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • To get there, I had to drive past the cement wall and fence that blocked it from the interstate, across a set of tracks, past churches in old storefronts, rows of boarded-up houses, and a buzzing electrical generator as big as a football field.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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  • Rather than waste time driving to Reno to reach the interstate, Ethan chose the more treacherous route over the mountain, into California.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • "As to the interstate motion of freight cars, I would have to refer you to the files of Mr. Benson and of-" There was nothing to learn from the files.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Five minutes later, we were pulling into the parking lot of the World of Waffles, a twenty-four-hour breakfast place right off the interstate.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen
  • In the colored waiting room, which was not labeled as such, but rather as Colored Cafe, presumably because of interstate travel regulations, I took the last empty seat.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • They stretched all the way down past the music library and onto the interstate.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • This interstate freeway we are on must not have existed then.
    Robert M. Pirsig  --  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  • I would drive to my stories on a pitch-black interstate, because the homeless and other poor like to strip the power lines for copper.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • That is all among the dim things of childhood and has been forgotten in the brighter pattern life weaves to-day, in the bright facts of being captain of the track team, and holding the interstate record for the high jump, in the all-suffusing brightness of being twenty-one.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • One time, returning from a trip to Massachusetts, his jury-rigged device for towing a car behind the bus malfunctioned, in a rainstorm on an interstate.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • We'd have Mackays instead of Burlesons; we'd have Morgans in the Treasury Department; we'd have Hills running interstate commerce.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • Paul exited the parking lot, turned into traffic, and made his way to the interstate, avoiding the rush of commuters coming in from the suburbs.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Even in her small apartment off a six-lane interstate, there was a sense of order and quiet to her life that she had never known.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • In the time that she'd been home, Casey had managed not only to be grounded for smoking, but also to get caught making hour-long interstate calls to Pennsylvania, drinking a beer behind the garden shed during a family barbecue, and disappearing for an entire day.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • It was in part a reaction to the increasing complexity and multiplicity of legislative issues—even Santo Domingo seemed much farther away than Fort Sumter (for blocking his Santo Domingo treaty, the Senate was told by Teddy Roosevelt that it was "wholly incompetent"), and "interstate commerce" seemed much less exciting and promising than "free silver."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • The flight crew outdid itself, telling their passengers the history of every landmark, town, village, interstate highway, and truck stop on the flight route, proclaiming through the interpreter the wish of all Americans for peaceful, friendly relations with the Soviet Union, expressing the professional admiration of the U.S. Air Force for the courage of the Soviet seamen, and mourning the deaths of the officers who had courageously lingered behind, allowing their men to go first.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I got in the car and headed out toward the interstate.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • They had decided this was an interstate crime spree, so it was theirs to solve.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • In less than an hour, he was out of L.A. traffic and heading northeast on the interstate.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • You couldn't even see the exit ramps off the interstate because the snow was so heavy.
    Willie & Korie Robertson  --  The Duck Commander Family
  • Wayne knew the interstate would be okay, they'd have had the snowplows and sanders out hours ago.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • Five miles north of school, the Colonel moved into the left lane of the interstate and began to accelerate.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Stop all interstate travel.
    Ted Dekker  --  The Circle Trilogy - Book 2
  • The interstate was a blur.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Safe Haven
  • Over an hour passed in tense silence before they suddenly veered off the interstate and merged onto a smaller road.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Tapestry Series - Book 1
  • At times they could see stretches of the interstate highway below them through the bare stands of secondgrowth timber.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • The enormous interstate trucks make use of the roads and by their very weight and speed increase the maintenance costs.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • 13 Some people may argue that whether the States are united or disunited, interstate commerce would achieve the same ends.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • Y.T. could feel them pulling off the interstate, finding their way down twisty development lanes, courts, ways, and circles.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Margo asked as I turned on the lights and, driving forward now, began to navigate the suburban labyrinth back toward the interstate.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • Traveling over twelve hours a day on a motorcycle on the interstate for three days meant I truly did not have time for any side trips.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • Multiple injuries was listed as the cause, the motorcycle having speeded into an interstate truck loaded to capacity with holiday turkeys.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • If anything has changed, it's that it's a little more difficult to go places, like driving down an interstate or walking through an airport.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • Dixie Highway was the original U.S. 1 that ran along Florida's eastern coast and served as the main route to Miami before the arrival of the interstate.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • There was a lilt in her voice and laugh that I'd never heard before; it was as unnatural as those strange yellow lights they had put up near the interstate to make you think it was daylight.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • The fast food industry took root alongside that interstate highway system, as a new form of restaurant sprang up beside the new off-ramps.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • When I looked up from my books to the people around me—truckers, people who'd come off the interstate for coffee to make another mile, the occasional crazy—I'd have that same feeling that I did the day my mother announced the separation.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Along for the Ride
  • Then he do a piece on the new Interstate 55 they gone build, going through Jackson all the way to New Orleans.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The temperature climbs to 100 degrees — cool compared with the highs of 112 to 118 the week before, which had partially melted the asphalt on Interstate 35.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique's Journey
  • Twelve miles on foot brought him to Topock, Arizona, a dusty way station along Interstate 40 where the freeway intersects the California border.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • I get to describe Interstate 10 through Texas.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
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