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or high road

[hahy-rohd] /ˈhaɪˌroʊd/
Chiefly British. a main road; highway.
an easy or certain course:
the highroad to success.
an honorable or ethical course.
Origin of highroad
First recorded in 1700-10; high + road Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Beyond Schwitter's the highroad stretched, broad and inviting, across the State.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • Then she turned round, and began to walk back towards the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • She walked back till she reached the tunnel under the highroad.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • Just as she emerged upon the highroad, her pony and carriage came up.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • It was indeed a moonless night, but he did not make for the highroad.

  • On they went, descending a steep declivity of the highroad to the bridge.

  • They turned to the right, and came in a few minutes to the highroad.

    The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner
  • On the highroad of his life it would not have done so, but he had left the road and was lost in the jungle.

    The Long Roll Mary Johnston
  • We came across them everywhere—in the fields and in the gutters of the highroad.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • Caius clambered up the cliff and over the fence to the highroad.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
British Dictionary definitions for highroad


a main road; highway
(the highroad) the sure way: the highroad to fame
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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