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traverse

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Definition travel across

Traverse is used in many senses. All the common ones reference crossing something; e.g., crossing terrain, a beam that extends across something, etc.  A comprehensive dictionary will show less common meanings.
  • Each year, more than 120,000 ships traverse the pirate-infested waters off Southeast Asia.
traverse = travel across
  • The tunnel has been cleared of water, so trains can traverse the river again.
  • traverse = travel across
  • Could he have followed without deviation the fiftieth parallel, which is that of London, the whole distance would only have been about twelve thousand miles; whereas he would be forced, by the irregular methods of locomotion, to traverse twenty-six thousand, of which he had, on the 23rd of November, accomplished seventeen thousand five hundred.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverse = travel across
  • The distance between Suez and Aden is precisely thirteen hundred and ten miles, and the regulations of the company allow the steamers one hundred and thirty-eight hours in which to traverse it.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverse = travel across
  • If the wind held good, the distance might be traversed in five hours; if no accident happened the sledge might reach Omaha by one o'clock.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • Fort McPherson was left behind at eight in the morning, and three hundred and fifty-seven miles had yet to be traversed before reaching Omaha.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • On the ninth day after leaving Yokohama, Phileas Fogg had traversed exactly one half of the terrestrial globe.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • The difficulty was, how to traverse the four thousand seven hundred miles of the Pacific which lay between Japan and the New World.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverse = travel across
  • A hundred miles, and only one day to traverse them!
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverse = travel across
  • The streets were almost deserted, except in the vicinity of the temple, which they only reached after having traversed several quarters surrounded by palisades.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • The Mongolia had still sixteen hundred and fifty miles to traverse before reaching Bombay, and was obliged to remain four hours at Steamer Point to coal up.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverse = travel across
  • Such was the road to be traversed in seven days, which would enable Phileas Fogg—at least, so he hoped—to take the Atlantic steamer at New York on the 11th for Liverpool.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • It traversed Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey like a flash, rushing through towns with antique names, some of which had streets and car-tracks, but as yet no houses.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • But Phileas Fogg, who was not travelling, but only describing a circumference, took no pains to inquire into these subjects; he was a solid body, traversing an orbit around the terrestrial globe, according to the laws of rational mechanics.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversing = traveling across
  • After having steadily traversed that long journey, overcome a hundred obstacles, braved many dangers, and still found time to do some good on his way, to fail near the goal by a sudden event which he could not have foreseen, and against which he was unarmed; it was terrible!
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • Instead of sailing directly from England to the United States, like a common villain, he had traversed three quarters of the globe, so as to gain the American continent more surely; and there, after throwing the police off his track, he would quietly enjoy himself with the fortune stolen from the bank.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traversed = traveled across
  • Formerly one was obliged to travel in India by the old cumbrous methods of going on foot or on horseback, in palanquins or unwieldy coaches; now fast steamboats ply on the Indus and the Ganges, and a great railway, with branch lines joining the main line at many points on its route, traverses the peninsula from Bombay to Calcutta in three days.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • traverses = travels across
  • Her imagination had traversed half Europe; it halted, panting, and even trembling a little, in the city of Rome.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Her imagination had traversed half Europe; it halted, panting, and even trembling a little, in the city of Rome.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • I am obliged, very briefly, to go over the ground traversed by the last speaker.
    T.S. Eliot  --  Murder in the Cathedral

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