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  • Pedestrian foot traffic was taking up one whole lane of the highway as we approached Washington, and I was quietly stumbling along with everyone else.†   (source)
  • Somehow my aunt and uncle's children ended up with more pedestrian gifts than I had come to expect as a child.†   (source)
  • This Son is a god who walked, a pedestrian god—and in a hot place, at that—with a stride like any human stride, the sandal reaching just above the rocks along the way; and when He splurged on transportation, it was a regular donkey.†   (source)
  • He wondered as he reached them if the gates would still let him walk through them, or if he would have to go back into the chapel to get a key, but when he got to the entrance he found the small pedestrian gate was unlocked and wide open, as if it was waiting for him, as if the graveyard itself was bidding him good-bye.†   (source)
  • I was an innocent pedestrian.†   (source)
  • I remembered how on Sundays when the Bajaj chugged us along pedestrian-packed streets, he imagined strange lewd hands grabbing at me and pinching.†   (source)
  • Crouching in the pedestrian entrance to the garage, I point at the building across the street glowing orange in the firelight.†   (source)
  • The one with the mustache opens the small pedestrian gate for us and stands back, well out of the way, and we pass through.†   (source)
  • -for being a pedestrian.†   (source)
  • Main Street felt like a place where you could sit for hours without seeing a pedestrian or a car.†   (source)
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  • " 'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next pedestrian crossing.†   (source)
  • We were stopped on a pedestrian footbridge.†   (source)
  • They dash down another embankment, into the dry upstream channel of Zacate Creek, under a pipe, then a pedestrian bridge, across the channel, up the opposite embankment, and out onto a two-lane residential street.†   (source)
  • We would have had a better chance at the height of First Shift rush hour along the pedestrian causeways.†   (source)
  • The mortal pedestrian instantly collapsed.†   (source)
  • A pedestrian should be cake.†   (source)
  • Hey , sonny, no. Waving their arms, looking frantically for some able-bodied pedestrian to appear on the scene.†   (source)
  • A white Volvo had just jumped the curb, lurched across the deserted pedestrian walkway, and screeched to a halt at the foot of the library's main entrance.†   (source)
  • I saw the normal pedestrian traffic, perhaps rather less of it than usual, but this part of Aleja Niepodleglosci had never been very busy.†   (source)
  • Down the concrete steps at the station, right past the newspaper kiosk into Roseberry Avenue, half a block to the end of the T-junction, to the right the archway leading to a dank pedestrian underpass beneath the track, and to the left Blenheim Road, narrow and tree-lined, flanked with its handsome Victorian terraces.†   (source)
  • We set off after Madame at a reasonable distance, first through the pedestrian precinct, then along the near-deserted High Street.†   (source)
  • By unfortunate incident,' Alex clarified, looking at her file, 'you mean hitting a pedestrian.†   (source)
  • Palmer even saw one crossing a street with a crowd of people on a green light, just another pedestrian.†   (source)
  • Pedestrian traffic was not too heavy, but I was unsure I could recognize her, wrapped up like all the other women.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • But after sampling the pedestrian pleasures of a well-prepared meal and a comfortable bed at a renowned mountaineers' lodge called the K2 Motel, Mortenson felt something tugging him back up into the Karakoram.†   (source)
  • There were no street lights in this part of town; only the moon directed the way of a pedestrian.†   (source)
  • It was here that pedestrian traffic began, where a man sold papers to drivers from the middle of the road, and a Baptist church played host, year-round, to weddings and funerals whose attendees spread out into the streets in formal clothes.†   (source)
  • McBride walked us up to the second floor and through an eerie, empty atrium devoid of pedestrian traffic to a men's room blocked off by crisscrossing yellow crime tape and cops.†   (source)
  • The outcomes for most graduates of Ballou is more pedestrian.†   (source)
  • But now the big gate was wide open, as was the pedestrian flap.†   (source)
  • No traffic snarls, no pedestrian chaos.†   (source)
  • Some of them were nice to me and some of them treated me like I was going to get their newspaper dirty if I touched it with my pedestrian hands.†   (source)
  • People go through the streets like drunkards, weaving from this side to that so as to avoid passing too close to any other pedestrian.†   (source)
  • Caught in the unexpected pedestrian traffic were the large wagons that moved through the city in the darkest hours of the night.†   (source)
  • He said Isabel was too pedestrian, common, that with it, she'd never have a chance at greatness.†   (source)
  • They had seen no traffic, not even a glimpse of a pedestrian or villager, as they sped out of Frankfurt past homes and shops that offered no hint of light or chimney smoke in the cold, gray afternoon.†   (source)
  • Simon stepped back as the Shadowhunters of the Conclave swarmed around him, all in black like a murder of crows; he saw Jace, his face pale and set like white marble, slide a broadsword blade through one of the human servants as he passed him, as casually as a pedestrian might swat a fly.†   (source)
  • Though I shouldn't, given the doctor's strict orders of convalescence, I now drive through these Saturday streets for perhaps the thousandth time, slowing at the pedestrian crossing and then by my former store, which should be open for customers at this hour but is instead shadowy and shuttered.†   (source)
  • He had walked through the crowded pedestrian lanes to the wild confusion that was the Star Ferry, the island's continuous link to Kowloon.†   (source)
  • They passed the beginnings of more buildings on their right, and saw an overhead pedestrian bridge ahead.†   (source)
  • She rode in a taxi to Thera and then made her way on foot along a pedestrian walkway to the Panorama Boutique Hotel.†   (source)
  • The cab slid out of the compartment smoothly then started weaving through the pedestrian traffic.†   (source)
  • He admired the sycamores, rising like important ideas from pedestrian plots of short grass.†   (source)
  • I pretended a pedestrian broke her leg so he would come.†   (source)
  • So after a bit she began to speak to him about it, gratified by the emotionless, truly pedestrian tone she was able to sustain.†   (source)
  • Even my pedestrian knowledge of the subject was sufficient, but to be doubly certain, I checked in one of the books I had right there with me.†   (source)
  • Coming out of a Brooklyn subway not long afterwards, Uncle Charlie was stopped by a passing pedestrian.†   (source)
  • Bureaucratic daylight: pedestrian morning blaring, bright with threat.†   (source)
  • A pedestrian is a peculiar sight in L.A., considerably more peculiar than a man with swords.†   (source)
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