along the lines

along the lines

Similar (to something else). Usually used in the construction "along the lines of." For my new car, I'm thinking of something along the lines of a sedan, but I'm open to suggestions.
See also: line
References in classic literature ?
Two or three aides detach themselves from the group and canter away into the woods, along the lines in each direction.
A wave of derisive laughter runs abreast of him all along the line.
The words passed along the lines and an adjutant ran to look for the missing officer.
As the regiment lay heaving from its hot exer- tions the officer who had named them as mule drivers came galloping along the line.
The news that the regiment had been re- proached went along the line.
Would he not far rather lay him down lengthwise along the line of the equator; yea, ye gods
Walton, by virtue of its unburned pine woods, seemed the least hurt of any place along the line.
The word was passed along the line of sleeping men and one by one they dropped back into the deep-cut trench.
Joan and Sheldon, both armed, went through the barracks, house by house, the boss-boys assisting, and half a dozen messengers, in relay, shouting along the line the names of the boys wanted.
Just at noon we heard heavy firing all along the line between the Zodangans and the cities, and we knew then that our much-needed reinforcements had come.
When we were students he beat me all along the line.
I hardly ever failed, when I rambled through the village, to see a row of such worthies, either sitting on a ladder sunning themselves, with their bodies inclined forward and their eyes glancing along the line this way and that, from time to time, with a voluptuous expression, or else leaning against a barn with their hands in their pockets, like caryatides, as if to prop it up.
We'd a man along the line with a lantern, but he's just been found blown over the embankment, with his head in a pool of water.
After all, it's a scheme so it must be some Government-inspired idea along the lines of free loft or wall insulation.
Summary: Madrid, June 09, 2010, SPA -- Smaller Spanish banks are losing access to the European repo market due to concerns Spain could be heading for a debt crisis along the lines of EU partner Greece, Reuters quoted a top financial source in Spain as saying today.