But there is always a boulevard between getting everything you want and compromising your principles.
I walk a lot around the city, I go down to the beach, I like the boulevard.
The boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.
Barack Obama ventured further than most down this boulevard of broken dreams.
As our car sped along the boulevard de la Madeleine, I was filled with hope and excitement.
The theatre of the boulevard refused the drama; so the author's rage against l'infame Albion was yet unappeased.
We had left the boulevard, and were approaching the white-domed library.
I reached our new home on boulevard Montmartre, and the maid admitted me.
He owned an extensive silk warehouse on the boulevard des Capucines.
And finally, set back a hundred feet from the boulevard, the sullen, squat Ministry of Internal Affairs.
1769, from French boulevard (15c.), originally "top surface of a military rampart," from a garbled attempt to adopt Middle Dutch bolwerc "wall of a fortification" (see bulwark) into French, which lacks a -w-. The notion is of a promenade laid out atop demolished city walls, a way which would be much wider than urban streets. Originally in English with conscious echoes of Paris; since 1929, in U.S., used of multi-lane limited-access urban highways. Early French attempts to digest the Dutch word also include boloart, boulever, boloirque, bollvercq.