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  • noun Plural form of cul-de-sac.


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  • And he went in circles and circles trying to find her place that night of the first date like cul-de-sacs, like four rights after stops then up a drive.

    The Flowers Were For This

  • My connection to the creatures of this beach, like this tidal pool at my feet, is as necessary as that seagull's connection, wheeling above him now, to the shellfish it will drop later onto rocks and asphalt cul-de-sacs from the sky that day.

    Working Title: "Third Persons"

  • It's a deep and wide migration towards the truth, beset by wrong turns and cul-de-sacs.

    Seth Shostak: Bye Bye to a Lovely Planet

  • In 2001, when they finished building, this development was so new they weren't even memories of stands of trees in these parts, they had come out of the developer's head as he blueprinted the cul-de-sacs and by-lanes.

    For the Sake of the Boy

  • It's a deep and wide migration towards the truth, beset by wrong turns and cul-de-sacs.

    Seth Shostak: Bye Bye to a Lovely Planet

  • A lifetime of frustration followed as she explored paths to fulfillment that kept turning into cul-de-sacs: volunteering, raising children, starting a business.

    2009 April 15 « One-Minute Book Reviews

  • I thought I'd said everything I needed to say about Smallville in May when discussing the series' long-in-coming finale, but after spending most of the last week digging into the complete series set containing all ten seasons of the proto-Superman skein, I'm struck by how, despite the many, many concerns I've voiced with the series' sloppy storytelling techniques and narrative cul-de-sacs throughout its run, none of that particularly mattered to me.

    Zaki Hasan: Smallville - The Complete Series: Myth, Metaphor, and the Man of Steel

  • Gary Johnson kept their libertarian base satisfied but got trapped in rhetorical cul-de-sacs by questions on their support for the decriminalization of drug use.

    A Preview Presidential Debate

  • Like all inflections, this revolution will find false paths and land in the cul-de-sacs of the unimportant or sentimental.

    Mehret Mandefro: The Revolution of Relevance

  • They were hidden behind modern housing estates with crescents and avenues and cul-de-sacs that would terminate in a hidden footpath that led through scrubby fields to the perimeter fence.

    Margaret Drabble | Trespassing


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