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garden-path

[gahr-dn-path, -pahth]
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adjective
  1. noting or pertaining to a sentence that is easily parsed incorrectly because its beginning suggests it has an interpretation that it clearly does not have.
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Examples from the Web for garden-path

Historical Examples

  • Then together and silently they found the garden-path; and followed its dim length.

    The Gentleman From Indiana

    Booth Tarkington

  • And he strode up the garden-path, knocked at the door with his cane, and entered.

  • As they were emerging from the garden-path, they passed a small child.

  • One day he was sitting with his feet across the garden-path.

    Zen Buddhism

    Arthur Waley

  • There was some one coming along the garden-path that led up from the river.

    Richard Vandermarck

    Miriam Coles Harris