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Example sentences from the Web for back-street
Personally, he was subjected to no further annoyance, and soon forgot that unpleasant experience in the back-street.The Secret Glory|Arthur Machen
He made his escape through Back-street, through the (then great) gate, into the Marsh, and gott into France.Brief Lives (Vol. 1 of 2)|John Aubrey
The “Sporting Doctor” hails from a back-street in the Blackfriars-road.The Seven Curses of London|James Greenwood
Its mother ran shrieking out of some back-street hard by, in time to see the little bleeding body carted up in a mangled heap.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
You just didn't go up to the Tower of Zeus looking like a back-street brawler.Pagan Passions|Gordon Randall Garrett
Idioms and Phrases with back-street
Also, back alley. A less prominent or inferior location; also, a scene of clandestine or illegal dealings. For example, The highway department is very slow to clear snow from the back streets, or Before they were made legal, abortions were often performed in back alleys. Although back street literally means “one away from the main or business area of a town or city,” this term, from the early 1600s, became associated with underhanded dealings, and back alley, from the mid-1800s, is always used in this sense.