highways and byways

highways and byways

 
1. major and minor roads. The city council voted to plant new trees along all the highways and byways of the town.
2. Cliché routes and pathways, both major and minor. I hope I meet you again some day on life's highways and byways.
See also: and, byway, highway

highways and byways

(slightly formal)
large and small roads The two friends traveled America's highways and byways from New Hampshire to California.
See also: and, byway, highway
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To which Sancho answered, "I spent them for my own good, and my wife's, and my children's, and it is they that have made my wife bear so patiently all my wanderings on highways and byways, in the service of my master, Don Quixote; for if after all this time I had come back to the house without a rap and without the ass, it would have been a poor look-out for me; and if anyone wants to know anything more about me, here I am, ready to answer the king himself in person; and it is no affair of anyone's whether I took or did not take, whether I spent or did not spend; for the whacks that were given me in these journeys were to be paid for in money, even if they were valued at no more than four maravedis apiece, another hundred crowns would not pay me for half of them.
I exulted in the boundless freedom of the design; the open air of that immense scene, where adventure followed adventure with the natural sequence of life, and the days and the nights were not long enough for the events that thronged them, amidst the fields and woods, the streams and hills, the highways and byways, hostelries and hovels, prisons and palaces, which were the setting of that matchless history.
But for the rest he would have had to seek along the highways and byways of the Empire.
Until this country's highways and byways are free of potholes, hot-headed drivers and huge volumes of heavy, dangerous traffic, few of us will be persuaded to hop aboard a computer-controlled and highly vulnerable box on wheels.
WHO is responsible for the funding and erection of the large, and intrusive, yellow signs that have exploded upon the highways and byways of the North East?
Tourists will be pouring in to see the sights of Jeddah, exploring the highways and byways of the city, delighting in the surprises the ancient seaport has to offer.
As we are reputed to be a nation of animal lovers then why do these loved family pets roam around the highways and byways and other people's gardens, leaving their excrement behind for others to clean up.
Sharing costs and benefits of more transmission highways and byways will increase our ability to deliver lower-cost power to customers, allow us to make the most efficient use of the region's diverse generating resources, and help us meet state and federal policy goals such as increased use of renewable energy.
I have never seen as much rubbish littering our highways and byways.
First a hit book - Round Ireland with A Fridge, which told of Tony Hawks' journey along the highways and byways of our land pulling a fridge behind him - has been brought to the big screen.
Funny, isn't it, that the guy for whom the Judd Gregg Meteorological Institute at Plymouth State University and Gregg Hall, the environmental technology building at the University of New Hampshire are named--just to name a couple--would try to raise a ruckus over the Recovery Act signs dotting the highways and byways of the Granite State.
Whatever happened to our free passage of the highways and byways in this city?
More than 370 competitors from all parts of the UK and others from San Francisco and Los Angeles pounded the highways and byways of Anglesey during the race yesterday.
That is the reality of the carnage that can follow one false move on our highways and byways.
THE Moorsholm Meander on Sunday, July 20, is a short and easygoing circular walk which will take in the ancient highways and byways through Moorsholm's wooded valleys and open countryside.
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