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way station

noun
1.
a station intermediate between principal stations, as on a railroad.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85, Americanism
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  • Rick made every obstacle a mere way station on the road to a destination he never doubted would be reached.
  • If nothing else, it could be a way station for our space travelers.
  • In a sense, for traditional families the hijab is a sort of convenient half-way station to fuller freedom.
  • It could be a way station, a stepping stone for moving on to other more exciting things.
  • Race is often described as merely a first step on the road towards individualized therapies--a way station.
  • The site has been designated an official monarch butterfly way station.

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