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Definition a public pathway for leisurely walking — especially one near the ocean


walking leisurely — especially in a public place

More rarely, promenade can reference a walking motion while dancing a square dance or procession of all the guests marching at the opening of a formal dance. Even more rarely, it can reference a prom (a formal party held for a school class toward the end of the academic year).
  • The ladies promenaded along the beach
promenaded = walked leisurely in a public place
  • We met on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica.
  • Its sign was plywood, as were the other low-slung signs, hinged on storefronts that lined the promenade:
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • promenade = public pathway for leisurely walking
  • [Promenade music starts and the circles start revolving.]
    Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim  --  Westside Story
  • promenade = walking leisurely — especially in a public place
  • Thoughts promenaded back and forth, telling me to drop down, to protect myself, at the same time denying everything in front of me.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • There were wonderful trees along the promenade above the beach, and there were many children sent down with their nurses before the season opened.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  The Sun Also Rises
  • He strolled out on to the promenade deck.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Will you search the promenade?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • Sophie and Josh crossed Ojai Avenue and stepped under the arched promenade that ran the length of the block.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • She may cut off their tails with a carving knife, this husbandless wife, whose school friends are still promenading through their girlhoods.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • We find a bench on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, another one of Mia's favorite New York spots, she tells me.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Rosie enters the big top, promenading beside August.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • She advances toward the Brooklyn Promenade.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Young people promenaded, but in rapid time, so you felt flirtation and desperate flying, both.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • She takes my arm and we promenade, her chaperone—a Frenchwoman named Madame Lumière—three paces behind us.
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • Both teens dressed in caps and gowns and promenaded up onto the stage to accept their degrees.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • During this time two black spiders, of the kind common in thatched houses, promenaded the ceiling, ultimately dropping to the floor.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Vittoria suspected he had made this eerie promenade many times since the Pope's death .... perhaps to pray at his tomb for guidance.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • Voice of SIMEONOV PISCHIN "Promenade a une paire!"
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • We were on the Promenade and she said to me, I like him.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown

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