In any case, recent events had got me wondering how many Americans had trod the usual path but in reverse.
Keep ever in the one straight path Of duty they have trod; And guided by the same pure light Of love, for man and God.
Since graduating from Simmons College as a business major in 1958, Ruth had trod a conventional path.
Old English tredan (class V strong verb; past tense træd, past participle treden), from Proto-Germanic *tredanan (cf. Old Frisian treda, Middle Dutch treden, Old High German tretan, German treten, Gothic trudan, Old Norse troða).
early 13c., from tread (v.); in reference to automobile tires, it is recorded from 1906.