Example sentences for: alleys

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

  • The emphasis on sidewalks and walkability, the traditional design of the houses, the smaller lots that give a sense of place to the streets, the back alleys that put the cars in the background, and the planning that gives equal importance to the individual houses and the common shared spaces.

  • 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.

  • Beijing’s markets, many of them open-air spaces in alleys lined with vendor’s stalls, offer the most interesting shopping ventures in the capital.

  • The labyrinth of narrow alleys constitutes several different “quarters,” each specializing in a particular skill or merchandise.

  • Thanks to the proprietress of our hotel, who climbed into the passenger seat and issued directions, I maneuvered our Fiat Punto through a 7-foot-wide stone maze, up and down a series of alleys at harrowing right angles, past scaffolding and cafe tables, to the parking lot.

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