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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A narrow street with walls or trees on both sides; A lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins.

Usage examples (34)
  • The pen may be stronger than the sword . . . but I'd rather have a sword in a dark alley.
  • Unfortunately, that alley is mostly a dead-end affair.
  • A coat hanger in an alley is likely to kill the mother as well.
  • That makes it tough for home runs, since the right-field power alley is 421 feet from home plate. for more
Tutoring comment
  • It can be difficult to "allay" (calm or relieve) your fears when you're walking alone in a dark "alley" (narrow outdoor passageway).
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