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an area, including buildings, along the edge of the sea; waterfront.
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Origin of sea front
First recorded in 1875–80
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How to use sea front in a sentence
In Benghazi itself, men hang off a seafront wall, clapping and singing boisterously out of tune.Benghazi: Libya's Liberated City|Babak Dehghanpisheh|February 25, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Of course, I only saw the seafront, and it was upon the land side that the attack was made.A Knight of the White Cross|G.A. Henty
His walk extended from the hotel door to a seat on the seafront opposite.The Divine Fire|May Sinclair
The upper part of the town had grown more calm, but from the seafront came frightful shrieks.Naples Past and Present|Arthur H. Norway
British Dictionary definitions for sea front
/ (ˈsiːˌfrʌnt) /
a built-up area facing the sea
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