As our car sped along the boulevard de la Madeleine, I was filled with hope and excitement.
Barack Obama ventured further than most down this boulevard of broken dreams.
On a boulevard with stacked neon-lit signs blanketing the buildings, Veatch finds the gaming arcade frequented by the Kims.
boulevard, on a bleak tract that spans a few miles distance between strip malls.
The boulevard Carnot, the seedy, downtrodden street that leads out of town, proved the point on my last night there.
The theatre of the boulevard refused the drama; so the author's rage against l'infame Albion was yet unappeased.
The boulevard in which he sat stretched its great length, empty and silent.
I reached our new home on boulevard Montmartre, and the maid admitted me.
The brilliant lights of the boulevard windows are fading out.
And finally, set back a hundred feet from the boulevard, the sullen, squat Ministry of Internal Affairs.
1769, from French boulevard (15c.), originally "top surface of a military rampart," from a garbled attempt to adopt Middle Dutch bolwerc "wall of a fortification" (see bulwark) into French, which lacks a -w-. The notion is of a promenade laid out atop demolished city walls, a way which would be much wider than urban streets. Originally in English with conscious echoes of Paris; since 1929, in U.S., used of multi-lane limited-access urban highways. Early French attempts to digest the Dutch word also include boloart, boulever, boloirque, bollvercq.