Example sentences for: alleys

How can you use “alleys” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The neighborhoods of the Back Lakes District are filled with the hutongs (alleys) and siheyuans (courtyard houses) that were characteristic of urban Beijing during the Ming and Qing dynasties.

  • The central core, around Dam Square, is horseshoe-shaped, and consists of a series of wide streets — the main one is the Damrak/Rokin which cuts the center — and narrow alleys.

  • In India recently, I went to every bookstore I could find, and even in stores the size of a broom closet in back alleys (where the proprietors surely stocked no book they were not certain they could sell), Stephen King was the second-most-stocked author.

  • From Dhedhálou run a number of small alleys with up-market cafés and restaurants where you’ll find Iráklion’s young and affluent enjoying iced coffee and a game of backgammon.

  • From the home of Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, guests can look down at the terraced gardens, the real reason for Tivoli’s fame and your visit: alleys of cypresses and soaring fountains (500 in all, including Bernini’s Bicchierone), grottoes, waterfalls, reflecting pools, and everywhere the cool sound of rushing water.


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