We had a wash, walked to the Hove end of the esplanade, and came back to our dinner with appetites equal to anything.
There the street widened to the great square of the esplanade.
Grandmama, waiting for them on the esplanade, was angry with Mrs. Hilary.
The 'Four Seasons' Hotel was on the esplanade facing the northern beach.
He was lodged in one of a row of small houses facing the esplanade.
I left the palace and went to the esplanade in order to wait for him.
Once when Aunt Ermine sent me to the post-office, and another time on the esplanade.
He was marched to the esplanade and shot, first by Truphemy and then by the others.
With two young-lady companions she daily parades on the public esplanade overlooking the shingly beach.
The view from this esplanade was magnificent beyond description.
1590s, from French esplanade (15c.), from Spanish esplanada "large level area," noun use of fem. past participle of esplanar "make level," from Latin explanare "to level" (see explain). Or perhaps the French word is from or influenced by Italian spianata, from spianare