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beaten track

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  • Maulevrier says it is delightfully amusing—ever so much better than the beaten track of life in Anglo-American Paris.'

    Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon
  • His tread will be heavier and heavier upon the broad and beaten track.

    Popular Education Ira Mayhew
  • The plan of the story is a complete departure from the beaten track of fiction, and involves the rarest eloquence and pathos.

  • We had the advantage of knowing the way and of a beaten track to traverse.

    The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston
  • As a matter of fact I was in a little village twenty miles inland from Tokio—quite off the beaten track.

  • She delighted in any short-cut that took her out of the beaten track.

    Lover or Friend Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • The church had travelled the beaten track of the synagogue, and all the more rapidly from the example set before it.

  • I wandered on and away from the beaten track, absorbed in thought.

    A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Near here I left the beaten track and followed a narrow pathway that led around a hill-side to the cliffs.

  • Their location is in a section of the country away from the beaten track of travel.

    The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen

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