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or throughway

[throo-wey] /ˈθruˌweɪ/
a limited-access toll highway providing a means of direct transportation between distant areas for high-speed automobile traffic.
Origin of thruway
First recorded in 1940-45; thru + way1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the cab, Clay peered through the now almost-blinding blizzard that whirled and skirled thick snow across the thruway.

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  • The thruway went on to Los Angeles in its western segment, not shown on the map.

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  • The fewer passenger cars on the thruway and the increase in cargo carriers gave the troopers a breathing spell.

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  • In the distance, the night sky glowed with the lights of Chambersburg, north of the thruway.

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  • Kelly sighed and stared out into the light streaked night of the thruway.

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  • And as far as thruway traffic control and authority was concerned, state and national boundaries actually didn't exist.

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  • Ten bands of color—each five separated by a narrow clear strip, detailed the thruway.

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  • Then they hit the thruway—nine of them packed into the jalopy—the oldest one just seventeen years old.

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  • The white and green car was still riding on its airpad when it hit the low, rounded curbing at the edge of the thruway.

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