Example sentences for: alleys

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

  • Illegal abortions vs. legal abortions: When abortion was illegal, pro-choicers focused national attention on the gore and repugnance of coat hangers and back alleys.

  • Leading north from the palace, the Neapolitans’ favorite shopping street of Via Toledo separates the town hall (Municipio) and the broad commercial streets going down to the harbor from a checkerboard of narrow alleys to the west, a Spanish neighborhood of the 16th century that is now a mass of dilapidated working-class housing and a great opportunity for watching everyday-life.

  • A series of narrow alleys are filled with craft, clothing, and jewelry shops, along with cafés and restaurants that provide welcome relief once you’ve become “shopped out.”

  • 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.

  • Around the corner from these fast-disappearing cozy alleys are new housing projects, offices, modern shopping plazas, and open-air markets.


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