He became the first Japanese American to permanently settle in the U.S., and helped to pave the way for other Japanese immigrants.
The first in the room, to knock down the door, to break down the barriers, to pave the road that we all walk on.
American leadership on global warming will pave the way for an international deal that gets all polluters on board.
But the solution imposed on Cyprus–taxing big deposits–may pave the way for the next European financial crisis.
Based on his actions so far, Francis will likely pave his own way in dealing with the crisis.
The nymphs of the pave, who made this place their habitation, were all returned from the toils of the night.
These are accomplishments which one and all will pave the way to make contempt impossible.
Neither he nor his refined and sympathetic pupil, Flandrin, did aught to pave the way for the modern movement.
Above their heads screamed the shells which were to pave the way for their advance.
"For Heaven's sake don't say that, Hugo," began the second brother, with a hasty desire to pave the way for reconciliation.
early 14c., "to cover (a street) with stones or other material," from Old French paver "to pave" (12c.), perhaps a back-formation from Old French pavement or else from Vulgar Latin *pavare, from Latin pavire "to beat, ram, tread down," from PIE *pau- "to cut, strike, stamp" (cf. Latin putare "to prune;" Greek paiein "to strike;" Lithuanian piauju "to cut," piuklas "saw"). Related: Paved; paving. The figurative sense of "make smooth" (as in pave the way) is attested from 1580s.