tread a/the (type of) path

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tread a/the (type of) path

To choose a particular kind of lifestyle that one commits to. My brother's always treaded a solitary path, no matter how much we reach out to him. You'll be treading a tough path if you decide to drop out of college now.
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tread a difficult, solitary, etc. ˈpath

choose and follow a particular way of life, way of doing something, etc: A restaurant has to tread the tricky path between maintaining quality and keeping prices down.
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I think that my attachment to the poor and suffering classes has been sufficiently proved, and that no one will accuse me of bearing any ill-will towards them, but though I admire the sublime patience and resignation with which they tread the path of toil, I must pronounce them to be unfit to take part in the government.
"Oh, Luigi, our love must be pure and sincere, indeed, to give me strength to tread the path I am about to enter.
The year is gone, we still unite To joke and laugh and read, And tread the path of literature That doth to glory lead.
He felt that he could leave her with a quiet mind to tread the paths of distinction, and wished--but without abatement of patronage, and without prejudice to the retiring virtues of his favourite child-- that he had such another daughter.
The PPP and the PML-N think and treat Pakistan as their inherited property and do no tread the path of selfless leaders like Haroon, Jinnah, Liaquat Ali Khan or Sardar Abdul Rab Nashtar whose untiring efforts contributed to the creation of Pakistan.
He held India has got response to its aggression, therefore, it is time for Modi to tread the path of wisdom.
"The president was so disappointed over the bombings because, despite efforts by the government to tread the path towards peace and development, there are still certain forces in that region who sowed terror and killed and murdered people," Panelo said.
Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a statement earlier Mondaythat the president was "disappointed that despite the movement to tread the path towards peace and development there are still certain forces in that region who sow terror and kill and murder people." Photos of the inspection were sent to media at past 5 p.
'This colonial behaviour of Indian state is responsible for pushing Kashmiris to the wall and forcing our youth to tread the path of ultimate sacrifice,' he added.
Mohammad Yasin Malik, in a message from Srinagar's Soura hospital where he is currently admitted said this colonial behavior of Indian state is responsible for pushing Kashmiris to the wall and forcing our youth to tread the path of ultimate sacrifice.
Arjun Maini (second left), wants to tread the path taken by Karthikeyan and Chandhok.
There is extreme polarisation in the society for understandable reasons and the caretaker governments both at the Centre and the Provinces will have to tread the path very cautiously.
'We hereby call on all peace-loving nations of the world, human right groups, civil liberty organisations and all justice-oriented individuals to tread the path of justice and fair play like South Africa and Turkey by calling back home their ambassadors and stopping sitting on the fence in the face of oppression, domination and state terrorism of Israeli government,' he said.
However, the overwhelming support received by Prime Minister Oli is likely to put democracy at risk as he might tread the path of a dictator by taking decisions in the support of the lawmakers.
He described the Abu Sayyaf as people who tread the path of violence and claim to do it in the name of Islam.