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as in:  commute from New Jersey

She has a long commute to work.
  a regular journey of some distance — typically between home and work
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commute commuting commutes commuted commutable commuter
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  • She has a long commute to work.
  • The study shows that the time needed for average commute has increased again.
  • Audiobooks make the commute interesting.
  • To have teachers commute to the island or to have a large boat to transport the children to the mainland.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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  • It was nearly a two-hour commute,
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • I asked him, "Did you ever try to get anyone to commute to the island?"
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • During the winter it would be impossible for someone to commute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • When we got to the Thruway, he took a hard right into the commuter parking lot instead of driving through the tollbooth.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • He is used to it by now, making room for it the way you make room for a commuter on a crowded bus.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Salander parked the Corolla with the automatic transmission by the commuter railway station in Sundbyberg.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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  • The two of them had been standing for hours in the chilly fog, watching the commuter traffic on Highway 24.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • My son slept sitting in a chair like some boozed commuter, head rolling on his chest.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • His expression as he looked down at Simon was the look of a subway commuter watching a large rat run back and forth on the rails, half-hoping a train will come along and squish it.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Glass
  • Freight trains took other routes and commuter trains from Boston took passengers only as far as Concord and Lexington, twenty miles away.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • "I met David on a commuter train last week," Jason explained.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • Then she became alarmed because a commuter railroad that ran along the south shore of Lake Michigan — from South Bend to Chicago — was about to shut down, so she gathered together a motley collection of railway enthusiasts, environmentalists, and commuters and founded South Shore Recreation, and saved the railroad.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • He rides the commuter rail into Boston, switching to the Green Line at North Station, getting out at Lechmere.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • Then there was that one time you and I, Mark, hopped the commuter train to catch that James Bond flick.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • The next afternoon, November 1, 2001, Mortenson said good-bye to his family before he’d even had a chance to say a proper hello, stuffed a change of clothes into an overnight bag, and caught a commuter flight to Seattle, where he was due to deliver a speech that evening.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • Every commuter train between Södertälje and Stockholm was searched that evening.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Eve headed crosstown to Ninth, swung around a commuter tram.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • We lived in Belleville, New Jersey, a commuter town at the northern fringe of Newark.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The day’s first commuter train, bound for Westport, Greenwich, and New York City.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The plane was a Fokker Friendship with propellers, a commuter aircraft that seats thirty-five people.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • Rod showed his commuter’s ticket to the electronic monitor and stepped through to Arizona, in company with a crowd of neighbors.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Tunnel In the Sky
  • The cities back East had been built in the railway era, with central business districts linked to outlying suburbs by commuter train and trolley.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Was there a family waiting, was she a commuter of the future, did people live unknown to us in the crawlspaces of the what, the infrastructure, down the tunnels and under the bridge approaches?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Tired, hungry and inwardly a little frazzled by the shaky commuter flight, she stepped up to one of the counters.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • …/baggage-check/, /baggage-smasher/, /accommodation-train/, /baggage-master/, /conductor/, /express-car/, /flat-car/, /hand-car/, /way-bill/, /expressman/, /express-office/, /fast-freight/, /wrecking-crew/, /jerk-water/, /commutation-ticket/, /commuter/, /round-trip/, /mileage-book/, /ticket-scalper/, /depot/, /limited/, /hot-box/, iron-horse, /stop-over/, /tie/, /rail/, /fish-plate/, /run/, /train-boy/, /chair-car/, /club-car/, /diner/, /sleeper/, /bumpers/, /mail-clerk/,…
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Commuter trains of many colors move in all directions, transporting people from place to place.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • It was not until December that I became a daily commuter.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Two weeks later, I became a commuter.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I had no compass and hoped that the routine of the daily commute would be enough to deliver me to the island.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Because I was commuting and because I wished to prove conclusively that it was possible to commute, I never took a day off or failed to make the crossing on account of the prevailing weather conditions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Because I was commuting and because I wished to prove conclusively that it was possible to commute, I never took a day off or failed to make the crossing on account of the prevailing weather conditions.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • You commuted against my orders.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nor did I feel like waging war about my commuting.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • I planned to fight Piedmont tooth and claw for the right to commute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Nor will we pay for the upkeep on the boat if you continue to commute.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was decided that I could indeed commute, that it was an excellent way to serve the needs of the island, and that a fresh-milk program should be initiated immediately.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The commuter flights that drone across Africa are often jammed with people, and this flight was probably full.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • I usually posted myself then at a busy intersection where a traffic light controlled commuter flow from Newark.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • The seats are narrow and jammed together on these commuter airplanes, and you notice everything that is happening inside the cabin.
    Richard Preston  --  The Hot Zone
  • As he fell toward the highway, a horrible scenario flashed through his mind: his body smashing against an SUV’s windshield, some annoyed commuter trying to push him off with the wipers.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • As was her habit, Lee had spent the time during the flight from L.A. to Phoenix working, but once she’d changed to the small commuter plane for the trip to Flagstaff, her work had been forgotten.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • The crackheads have their own man, Lucero, and some other guy who drives in from Paterson, the only full-time commuter in the area.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • We can take the commuter train to 125th Street, then catch a subway from there.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
  • Some of the commuter trains are not as clean as they should be, so whenever the seats are dusty, people often sit on magazines.
    Jim Stovall  --  The Ultimate Gift
  • He rides Amtrak to Boston and then switches to a commuter rail, his duffel bag stuffed with course books and dirty laundry.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • It was a short walk from the 125th Street commuter trains to the nearest subway stop and they made it with no problem.
    D.J. Machale  --  The Merchant of Death
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