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Definition a road — typically a main road, but potentially any road, path, or means of getting from one place to another
  • It's the city's main north-south thoroughfare.
thoroughfare = main road
  • It's the city's main east-west thoroughfare.
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • A few blocks over is Grand Concourse, the borough's main thoroughfare.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • thoroughfare = road
  • Less than thirty miles to the east is a major thoroughfare, the George Parks Highway.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • He ran steadily for six blocks in the alley and then the alley opened out onto a wide empty thoroughfare ten lanes wide.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • He had a feeling that he had been in this neighborhood before, and that there was a main thoroughfare not far away.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • thoroughfare = road
  • Her eyes remained fixed ahead down the long thoroughfare of Champs-Elysées, the two-mile stretch of posh storefronts that was often called the Fifth Avenue of Paris.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • We were driving westbound toward the Karteh-Seh district on what I remembered as a major thoroughfare in the seventies: Jadeh Maywand.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • They ran down brick lanes, cut through alleys, and crossed thoroughfares.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • thoroughfares = main roads
  • Sprightly, she walked back to the wide thoroughfare near the park.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • The capsized sled ground over him, and the dogs dashed on up the street, adding to the gayety of Skaguay as they scattered the remainder of the outfit along its chief thoroughfare.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • Barricades edged both sides of the road—probably built in better times to keep the noise of countless cars from disturbing the city residents whose homes were set close to the thoroughfare.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • Although they had but that moment left the school behind them, they were now in the busy thoroughfares of a city, where shadowy passengers passed and repassed; where shadowy carts and coaches battled for the way, and all the strife and tumult of a real city were.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • thoroughfares = main roads
  • Where it had once connected with the Continuum's main thoroughfare, it now simply stopped, connected to nothing.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • thoroughfare = road
  • Spectators had gathered on both sides of the thoroughfare outside the Military Club near Wazir Akbar Khan.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • It ran perpendicular to the end of the main thoroughfare bisecting the bazaar.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • He had emerged from the exit portal in Paris, France, 1859, and found himself standing in the middle of a wide thoroughfare known as the Champs-Elysees.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • thoroughfare = main road
  • He walked fast, hunted by his fears, chattering to himself, skulking through the less-frequented thoroughfares, counting the minutes that still divided him from midnight.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • thoroughfares = roads
  • "Most of them won't make it," Dodge said, urging their spirit-dane toward Wondertropolis, where they would skirt major thoroughfares on their way to The Everlasting Forest.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • thoroughfares = roads
  • Sophie's SmartCar tore through the diplomatic quarter, weaving past embassies and consulates, finally racing out a side street and taking a right turn back onto the massive thoroughfare of Champs-Elysées.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
thoroughfare = main road

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