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High Street

noun the High Street
  1. British the main street of a town, usually where the principal shops are situated
  2. the market constituted by the general public
  3. (modifier) geared to meet the requirements of, and readily available for purchase by, the general publicHigh-Street fashion
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  • So, retracing his steps, he went back to the high-street leading to the harbour.

    Pierre and Jean

    Guy de Maupassant

  • The High-street Congregational Church was organized in 1846.

  • The result was his intended visit, at the fall of night, to the High-street of the quaint little town.

    Willing to Die

    Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu

  • Grant and Hart, to whom Bates brought the news about one o'clock, rose from an untasted luncheon and hurried to the high-street.

  • His first shop as a bookseller was in the High-street opposite to Niddry's-wynd, with the figure of Mercury for his sign.