[ al-ee-wey ]
/ ˈæl iˌweɪ /
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an alley or lane.
a narrow passageway.
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How to use alleyway in a sentence
Ideas of revenge took possession of him while in London, staying with his mother in an alley-way off Fleet Street.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
Both rooms are very quiet on calm nights, for there is no traffic down this forsaken alley-way.
By means of an alley-way they headed him off, and lying in ambush, sprang out upon his approach, and flung themselves toward him.Shadow, the Mysterious Detective|Police Captain Howard
He stood up, as if in agony, and cried out in a thick guttural voice: "I've got to go," and made towards the alley-way.
He hesitated and then continued up the alley-way, upon which a number of dirty, dingy tenement houses were situated.The Missing Tin Box|Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for alleyway
/ (ˈælɪˌweɪ) /
a narrow passage; alley
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