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soft shoulder

noun
1.
the unpaved edge of a road.
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  • He laid a hand on Keeko's soft shoulder as she prepared to move away.

    The Heart of Unaga Ridgwell Cullum
  • Once a bus had driven out too far on a soft shoulder, and had toppled over.

    Beginners Luck Emily Hahn
  • Then he slipped the jacket from his arm and around her soft shoulder.

  • He put his hand on her soft shoulder and gave a triumphant wink.

    Mr. Prohack

    E. Arnold Bennett
  • She closed her eyes and laid her head on Mother's soft shoulder.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • "Tell me, dear," he said with his hand warm on his wife's soft shoulder.

    The Littlest Rebel Edward Peple
  • What a sense of rest would come over him when he sat in her capacious lap, his head on her soft shoulder.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • I loved to stroke her soft white hand, and to turn the emerald ring on her third finger, and to lean against her soft shoulder.

    The Lowest Rung

    Mary Cholmondeley
  • He put his free hand on the girl's warm, soft shoulder and she wriggled with delight.

    Out Like a Light Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Statira tottered against Lemuel, with that round, soft shoulder which had touched him before.

    The Minister's Charge William Dean Howells
British Dictionary definitions for soft shoulder

soft shoulder

noun
1.
a soft edge along the side of a road that is unsuitable for vehicles to drive on
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