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avenue

1. A wide street, usually planted with trees; generally straight.
2. A way of approach or access.
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The trees in no two avenues are shaped alike, and consequently the eye is not fatigued with anything in the nature of monotonous uniformity.
Along one broad avenue and then another he strode briskly until he had passed beyond the district of the nobles and had come to the place of shops.
My home now was upon an avenue leading into the plaza from the south, the main artery down which we had marched from the gates of the city.
We had passed within its streets and were walking toward the central portion, when at an intersecting avenue we saw a body of green warriors approaching.
By-and- by the procession went filing down the steep descent of the main avenue, the flickering rank of lights dimly revealing the lofty walls of rock almost to their point of junction sixty feet overhead.
Suddenly several men came running up the avenue with frightened faces.
Soapy left his bench and strolled out of the square and across the level sea of asphalt, where Broadway and Fifth Avenue flow together.
And then Turan came to a point where the avenue turned to the right, to skirt a building that jutted from the inside of the city wall, and as he rounded the corner he came full upon two warriors standing upon either side of the entrance to a building upon his right.
Once, ten minutes later, he caught a glimpse of Tudor, a hundred yards away, crossing the same avenue as himself but going in the opposite direction.
It's the first place after you leave the park, and must have grown while Spofford Avenue was still a country road.
In the carriage, on the way down Fifth Avenue, they talked pointedly of Mrs.
Granet walked slowly up the avenue, his hands behind him, a frown upon his forehead.