Phrases with "thoroughfare"

E. F. Benson Never had her eye so rapidly scanned the movement of passengers in that entrancing thoroughfare in order to pick Diva out, and learn from her precisely what had happened. Miss Mapp by E. F. Benson [1922]

We chose a back street parallel to the great thoroughfare leading to the new bridge, and of a squalor which we might have imagined but had not. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

Edith Wharton Mrs. Fisher lived in an East side street near the Park, and as the two men walked down Fifth Avenue the new architectural developments of that versatile thoroughfare invited Van Alstyne’s comment. The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton [1905]

Anthony Trollope These windows looked out into the main thoroughfare of the town, and here the Marquis and the wounded man were placed, so that they might see all that was passing in the street. La Vendée by Anthony Trollope

In the great thoroughfare without the people passed continually to and fro, a motley crowd, mostly in pursuit of mischief. A Second Coming by Richard Marsh [1900]

The Via Nuova is the chief thoroughfare of the city, and the crowd pours through this avenue between long lines of palaces. Italian Journeys by William Dean Howells [1867]

Thomas Hardy Before emerging into the noisy thoroughfare he observed a small figure approaching leisurely along the opposite side, and hastened across to find it was she. The Well-Beloved by Thomas Hardy [1897]

Pu Songling Late passers-by in this lonely thoroughfare still saw his lamp shining across the trellises of the windows far into the night. Strange Stories from the Lodge of Leisures by Pu Songling [1740]

Charles Dickens First, the singularity and steadiness of this threatening gesture in so public a thoroughfare attracted my attention; and next, the more remarkable circumstance that nobody heeded it. The Trial for Murder by Charles Dickens

F. Scott Fitzgerald They slid off along the golden garish thoroughfare through the crowd that had gathered around Stella. “You see he could arrange the telegrams,” Stella said, “very easily. Taps at Reveille by F. Scott Fitzgerald [1935]

Arnold Bennett In Turnhill there was no thoroughfare to compare with Trafalgar Road, and no fashionable suburb whatever. Hilda Lessways by Arnold Bennett [1911]

E. Phillips Oppenheim She flashed through the restaurant, through the swing doors, out into the street and turned sharply down the narrow thoroughfare past the left hand side of the building. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

The manner of the few persons seen upon the thoroughfare was anxious and singular. The Honor of the Name by Émile Gaboriau

George Borrow I could likewise observe every person who entered or left the house, which is one of great resort, being situated in the most-frequented place of the principal thoroughfare of the town. The Bible in Spain by George Borrow

The name of the obscure thoroughfare had been constantly mentioned, bandied to and fro, during Gretorex’s trial. The Story of Ivy by Marie Belloc Lowndes [1927]

Sinclair Lewis They came to a thoroughfare as an owl trolley glowed and rattled round the corner; they ran beside it, swung up on the steps, and were safe. Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis [1925]

There was no thoroughfare for Sweetwater here. Initials Only by Anna Katharine Green

Thomas Hardy The thoroughfare leading to this spot was now blocked by two four-horse waggons and horses, one laden with hay-trusses, the leaders having already passed each other, and become entangled head to tail. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

Theodore Dreiser In the former thoroughfare businessmen and travellers were making for comfortable hotels. Sister Carrie by Theodore Dreiser

Old or young eyes may have looked through its begrimed windows into the busy thoroughfare beneath, but none in the street ever honored the old place with a glance or thought. The Bronze Hand by Anna Katharine Green

But then I was in the Strand; in that busy thoroughfare the merest tyro could ply his trade of spy without fear of premature detection. The Woman with One Hand by Richard Marsh

Abraham Merri The road narrowed, became a thoroughfare paved with blocks. The Ship of Ishtar by Abraham Merri

James Joyce I’m on two minds not to give that fellow in charge for obstructing the thoroughfare with his brooms and ladders. Ulysses by James Joyce [1922]

Olaf Stapledon While I was still trying to collect myself, I found that I was already beyond the orbit of Mars, and rushing across the thoroughfare of the asteroids. Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon

George Gissing The thoroughfare was crowded, street urchins ran together with yells of anticipatory delight, and maturer loafers formed the wonted ring even before the man assaulted had recovered himself. Thyrza by George Gissing [1887]

So far I seemed to have the thoroughfare to myself, but I had still some three or four minutes to wait. My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby [1901]

Joseph Furphy During the O’Grady’s time, the bullock drivers had made a d —— d thoroughfare of the run, zigzagging from one tank to another, and passing close to the home station. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

My proud hirelings never left off their dispute till somehow the ox-carts and mule-teams were jammed together, and a thoroughfare found for us. Familiar Spanish Travels by William Dean Howells

William Dampier This is a flourishing city by reason it is a thoroughfare for all imported or exported goods and treasure, to and from all parts of Peru and Chile; whereof their store-houses are never empty. A New Voyage Round the World by William Dampier [1697]

But the road is so little a thoroughfare that except an occasional cart, few wheeled vehicles ever traversed it. The Wyvern Mystery by J. Sheridan Le Fanu

W. H. Hudson Never was any thoroughfare in a great city fuller of busy hurrying people than one of these roads. Idle Days in Patagonia by W. H. Hudson

Richard Burton The thoroughfare is by no means remarkable after Cairo; only it is rather wider and more regular than the traveller is accustomed to in Asiatic cities. Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Richard Burton

Henry Kingsley I stood at the east end of Bourke Street, not a year ago, looking at the black swarming masses, which thronged the broad thoroughfare below. The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn by Henry Kingsley [1859]

The room mentioned was a thoroughfare for the whole family. The House of the Whispering Pines by Anna Katharine Green

Arriving at a more crowded thoroughfare I hastened my steps, and having proceeded about fifty yards along it, dodged down a side lane. Dr Nikola Returns by Guy Boothby [1896]

He stopped and looked back, and as he did so, down at the Strand end a figure moved from a doorway on the other side of the street and fled back to the crowded thoroughfare it had left. The Man in the Queue by Josephine Tey

Arthur Morrison There doesn’t happen to be any other Garden in E.C. district that I know of, nor does the name of any other thoroughfare end in N— they are mostly streets, or lanes, or courts, you see. The Dorrington Deed-Box by Arthur Morrison

E. Phillips Oppenheim Along the main thoroughfare traffic had stopped. The Amazing Partnership by E. Phillips Oppenheim [1914]

It was a recently opened and untidy thoroughfare with rudimentary side-walks and a soft layer of dust cushioning the whole width of the road. End of the Tether by Joseph Conrad [1902]

The east wind blew clouds of dust athwart the Rue Grande–Mademoiselle, and the few foot-passengers in that dull thoroughfare looked pinched and wretched. Charlotte’s Inheritance by Mary Elizabeth Braddon [1868]

Every window of that dismal thoroughfare was occupied by male and female heads, craned out in true Rio fashion to scrutinise the passers-by. ’Long Live the King!’ by Guy Boothby [1900]

Robert Louis Stevenson There stands, I fancy, to this day (but now how fallen!) a certain stationer’s shop at a corner of the wide thoroughfare that joins the city of my childhood with the sea. Memories and Portraits by Robert Louis Stevenson

Arnold Bennett He seldom rose easily from his bed, and his first passage down Trafalgar Road to business was notoriously hurried; the whole thoroughfare was acquainted with its special character. Clayhanger by Arnold Bennett [1910]

Thomas Hardy In front of her a colony of ants had established a thoroughfare across the way, where they toiled a never-ending and heavy-laden throng. Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy

Joseph Furphy I decline to make a thoroughfare of the run. Such is Life by Joseph Furphy

George Gissing Two posts set up at the entrance to the Lane showed that it was no thoroughfare for vehicles. The Unclassed by George Gissing [1883]

G. K. Chesterton At length Barker said suddenly — “Buck, does it ever cross your mind what this is all about? The Hammersmith to Maida Vale thoroughfare was an uncommonly good speculation. The Napoleon of Notting Hill by G. K. Chesterton

Sinclair Lewis The park of the Villa Ercole dropped from that high-lying thoroughfare down to the bay, with a roadway twisting and redoubling on itself like a mountain trail. Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis

Henry Handel Richardson Having followed for a few hundred yards the wide, rut-riddled thoroughfare of Main Street, the riders branched off to cross rising ground. Australia Felix by Henry Handel Richardson

Not till they turned into the main thoroughfare did anyone speak. Agatha Webb by Anna Katharine Green

Charles Dickens They have a much greater interest in the external thoroughfare too, than they had when I first knew Titbull’s. The Uncommercial Traveller by Charles Dickens [1860]

G. K. Chesterton I had never had to walk along a thoroughfare so exiguous. Manalive by G. K. Chesterton [1912]

Elizabeth Gaskell The side of the town on which Crampton lay was especially a thoroughfare for the factory people. North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell [1854]