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highroad

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[hahy-rohd] /ˈhaɪˌroʊd/
noun
1.
Chiefly British. a main road; highway.
2.
an easy or certain course:
the highroad to success.
3.
an honorable or ethical course.
Origin of highroad
1700-1710
1700-10; high + road
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  • The sound of horses' hoofs came from the direction of the highroad; a carriage appeared in sight.

    Married August Strindberg
  • She walked back till she reached the tunnel under the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • They rise and fall with the contour of the highroad because that saves expensive grading work.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford
  • It was indeed a moonless night, but he did not make for the highroad.

  • It was not upon the highroad that they parted, but near a village some little distance therefrom.

  • On they went, descending a steep declivity of the highroad to the bridge.

  • They reached the highroad a minute or two later, and the girl turned to him.

    Masters of the Wheat-Lands Harold Bindloss
  • For this was he who had waylaid an "enemy" on the highroad and beaten him into unconsciousness.

    Reels and Spindles Evelyn Raymond
  • The troop in the highroad prepared to camp just below the treacherous pass in which the ambush was known to be laid.

    Truxton King George Barr McCutcheon
  • He was looking through a field glass down the highroad before him.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for highroad

highroad

/ˈhaɪˌrəʊd/
noun
1.
a main road; highway
2.
(the highroad) the sure way: the highroad to fame
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