“How sweet the promenading, the seeing and being seen,” Franzen wrote.
And the disputants were separated and squeezed by the promenading tides into different rooms.
She was promenading on your arm in the hotel-garden, which was lit up in her honour.
We passed crowds, for it was now five o'clock, and all seemed to be promenading.
This style of promenading has been instituted by the young lovers of Southern towns.
One might sum up all their pleasure in saying, that it consisted in promenading the streets in a silk gown.
No, to-day, while we were promenading; and I should hear him sing, he said.
Behind it are some houses, and in front are trees and a square, on which men and women are promenading, and children playing.
Now I searched for him among the promenading figures, and missed him.
Five girls were promenading the deck of one of our great Atlantic liners, on the last day of the trip.
1560s, "leisurely walk," from Middle French promenade (16c.), from se promener "go for a walk," from Late Latin prominare "to drive (animals) onward," from pro- "forth" (see pro-) + minare "to drive (animals) with shouts," from minari "to threaten" (see menace (n.)).
Meaning "place for walking" is 1640s; specifically "walkway by the sea" late 18c.; British sense of "music hall favored by 'loose women and the simpletons who run after them'" is attested from 1863. Sense of "dance given by a school" is from 1887.
"to make a promenade," 1580s, from promenade (n.). Related: Promenaded; promenading.