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  • n. Plural form of thoroughfare.


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  • These free roads usually were the original routes, pre-dating the modern freeways, and today are welcomed options for those who cannot or will not pay the tolls by which the construction of the fancy thoroughfares is financed.

    Free riding the roads of Mexico

  • The courtyard you are looking into is one of the main thoroughfares of college.

    Promised Pictures « Tales from the Reading Room

  • For the moment, the main thoroughfares are clear (more or less), though the hilly neighborhoods like mine are still ringing with regular intervals of MEEEERRRREEEEEEWWWWWNNNNNGGGGG -- that is, the sound tires make when drivers realize they're tootling up a 21% grade* and the asphalt is covered with black ice.

    Saturday's big adventure so far

  • Now it chanced one day, whilst he paced about the main thoroughfares, as of wont, and was bending his steps right and left, he heard a crier crying aloud and saying, ‘Who will earn a thousand gold pieces and a slave-girl of surpassing beauty and loveliness by working for me between morning and noontide?’

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Even if the flood-likely areas were to flood, main thoroughfares will would be passable.

    Is there flooding in Morelia?

  • This highway is one of the main thoroughfares crossing the city from north to south.


  • And so, he started naming the main thoroughfares after the King and his family.

    Dominion of Canada Day Luncheon

  • Here I am imploring you against living your life only on the main thoroughfares of language usage, scared that if you turn down the wrong alleyway and dangle a participle you’ll be set upon by the local prescriptivist gangs.

    2007 October « Motivated Grammar

  • Yemeni security forces tightened surveillance around the city center by doubling up the numbers of soldiers at checkpoints that were already prevalent on some of Sana's main thoroughfares.

    Packages May Have Been Sent by Militants Linked to Schools; Arrests Made

  • There are dozens of less expensive bungalows along both of the main thoroughfares.

    Off the beaten path: beaches on Mexico"s Pacific Coast


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