right of way
Origin of right of way
How to use right of way in a sentence
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Everywhere I go, ‘Hey Cartman, you must like Family Guy, right?’
Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so.
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.
It is grandstanding for a right rarely protected unless under immediate attack.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It is most peculiar, and when he plays that way, the most bewitching little expression comes over his face.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
"Capital, capital," his lordship would remark with great alacrity, when there was no other way of escape.
In this way bundles of the plants are easily made, and in most cases these can be readily carried about.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Mrs. Wurzel was quite right; they had been supplied, regardless of cost, from Messrs. Rochet and Stole's well-known establishment.
British Dictionary definitions for right of way
- the legal right of someone to pass over another's land, acquired by grant or by long usage
- the path or road used by this right
Other Idioms and Phrases with right of way
The right of one person or vehicle to travel over another's property, as in The new owner doesn't like it, but hikers have had the right of way through these woods for decades. [Mid-1700s]
The right to precede another person or vehicle, as in Sailboats always have the right of way over motorboats, and swimmers do over any kind of boat. [Early 1900s]