Moments later, police caught up with two teens in an alley about two blocks away.
“I am a bad person,” she tells him, before recounting her story of how she ended up unconscious in an alley.
One night, driving home, I passed an alley and saw someone light a crack pipe, the tiny red ember flaring bright.
Like alley, A&E wasn't pleased that Today raised allegations about Scientology.
“The Democratic Party knew this was going on and they let the guy get elected,” alley said.
At last I had to keep her away from the alley altogether, it affected her so.
He strolled by chance into an alley, when a new phenomenon arose.
They slinked down the alley and seeing a light in the back room of a store, Fenn stopped and went up to peer in.
He did not move to one side of the alley when Marston jerked an impatient gesture.
A hundred yards up the alley he found Lasky in the shadow of a telephone pole.
mid-14c., "passage in a house; open passage between buildings; walkway in a garden," from Old French alee (13c., Modern French allée) "a path, passage, way, corridor," also "a going," from fem. of ale, past participle of aler "to go," which ultimately may be a contraction of Latin ambulare "to walk," or from Gallo-Romance allari, a back-formation from Latin allatus "having been brought to" [Barnhart]. Cf. sense evolution of gate. Applied by c.1500 to "long narrow enclosure for playing at bowls, skittles, etc." Used in place names from c.1500.
The word is applied in American English to what in London is called a mews, and also is used there especially of a back-lane parallel to a main street (1729). To be up someone's alley "in someone's neighborhood" (literally or figuratively) is from 1931; alley-cat attested by 1890.