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way

1. a route or direction
2. a means or line of passage, such as a path or track
3. a street in or leading out of a town
4. movement of a ship or other vessel
5. a right of way in law
6. a guide along which something can be moved, such as the surface of a lathe along which the tailstock slides
7. the wooden or metal tracks down which a ship slides to be launched
8. each way (of a bet) laid on a horse, dog, etc., to win or gain a place

way

A street, alley, or other thoroughfare or easement permanently established for the passage of persons or vehicles.
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At first it seemed that green things would never cease pushing their way through the earth, in the grass, in the beds, even in the crevices of the walls.
It was not essential that he should plan his ways in regard to them.
Making his way through the tainted crowd, dispersed up and down this hideous scene of action, with the skill of a man accustomed to make his way quietly, the messenger found out the door he sought, and handed in his letter through a trap in it.
In later time, when I came to know their ways, I was to learn.
There is ways to keep off some kinds of bad luck, but this wasn't one of them kind; so I never tried to do anything, but just poked along low-spirited and on the watch-out.
He arrived at the haunted house in disguise on the Wednesday before the advent of the twins--after writing his Aunt Pratt that he would not arrive until two days after--and laying in hiding there with his mother until toward daylight Friday morning, when he went to his uncle's house and entered by the back way with his own key, and slipped up to his room where he could have the use of the mirror and toilet articles.
The women and children of a man's retinue may be likened to a military unit for which he is responsible in various ways, as in matters of instruction, discipline, sustenance, and the exigencies of their continual roamings and their unending strife with other communities and with the red Martians.
And touching this matter of outward show, they are both very lordly, and neither of them likes it to be referred to, but they endure in different ways.
In a way, he thought, he would be sorry to leave it.
There will be many little things along our way to make us glad.
Or is it something complex, perhaps consisting in our way of behaving in the presence of objects, or, alternatively, in the existence in us of things called "ideas," having a certain relation to objects, though different from them, and only symbolically representative of them?
The Fox thought first of one way, then of another, and while he was debating the hounds came nearer and nearer, and at last the Fox in his confusion was caught up by the hounds and soon killed by the huntsmen.