Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: wayside
IPA transcription: [w'eɪs,aɪd]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wayside, roadside
    Meaning: edge of a way or road or path; "flowers along the wayside"
Usage examples
  • A wayside flower growing only by the path of duty.
  • We will walk very, very slowly, and if we feel tired we can rest by the wayside."
  • The room was now in dusk, save for the bulbs which made the portrait shine forth like a wayside shrine.
  • With this dire threat, Freckles knelt, as at a wayside spring, and deliberately laid his lips on the footprint.
  • The train which carried Alethia towards her destination was a local one, with the wayside station habit strongly developed.
  • A great improvement it was called; but Margaret sighed over the old picturesqueness, the old gloom, and the grassy wayside of former days.
  • How seldom one sees these Roses except in cottage gardens; but what good taste it shows on the cottager's part, for what Rose is so perfectly at home upon the modest little wayside porch?
  • What kind of a great house was this, that all the parish should start and stare to be asked the way to it? or what sort of a gentleman, that his ill-fame should be thus current on the wayside?
  • In those days folk still believed in witches and trembled at a curse; and this one, falling so pat, like a wayside omen, to arrest me ere I carried out my purpose, took the pith out of my legs.
  • Meanwhile the princess, who had been changed into a dove, flew after her brothers the eagles, but not being able to overtake them, she rested under a wayside cross, and began cooing mournfully.