DOWNTOWN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DOWNTOWN
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
downtown
 n.  commercial center of a town or city
Classic Sentence: (24 in 2 pages)
1  She wondered passionately what was going on downtown.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
2  The old lawyer was battling valiantly to save the house and the one piece of downtown property where the warehouse had been, so Wade and Scarlett would have something left from the wreckage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
3  Mrs. Merriwether said that when she made a little more money she was going to open a bake shop downtown.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
4  Mrs. Merriwether and Rene were prospering and now had opened a bakery downtown.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
5  For some time she had been planning to borrow more money from Rhett to buy a lot downtown and start a lumber yard there.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
6  If you don't tell me, I'm going downtown and find out.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
7  "Here," he pulled a bill from his pocket, "tell Pork to harness the carriage and take you downtown."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
8  Better drop in and have a cigar, if you're downtown.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
9  Cy had to go downtown for weighty matters connected with the pool-parlor.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
10  Its extreme downtown is the battery, where that noble mole is washed by waves, and cooled by breezes, which a few hours previous were out of sight of land.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
11  AFTER LENA CAME To Black Hawk, I often met her downtown, where she would be matching sewing silk or buying 'findings' for Mrs. Thomas.'
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: V
12  Saturday night after supper I ran downtown to the hotel and slipped quietly into the parlour.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
13  Tony wore gloves now, and high-heeled shoes and feathered bonnets, and she went downtown nearly every afternoon with Tiny and Lena and the Marshalls' Norwegian Anna.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
14  Sometimes I overtook the girls downtown and coaxed them into the ice-cream parlour, where they would sit chattering and laughing, telling me all the news from the country.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
15  There were no other lights burning downtown after nine o'clock.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
Example Sentence:
1  This was, New York apart, the first American city I had ever been in where people actually lived downtown.
2  There is heavy traffic in the downtown area tonight.
3  There has been sporadic violence downtown.
4  Yeah it goes downtown a lot of places.
5  The company is moving its sales center downtown.
6  I have to go downtown later.
7  The regeneration of the city's downtown dock front will put it on a par with Nice or Cannes.
8  From a distance, downtown Johannesburg looks impressive, a collection of skyscrapers and neon lights.
9  Civic leaders say their resolve is as strong as it was when they rebuilt downtown.
10  A small urban park in the downtown area has been hosting innovative contemporary sculpture installations since 1981.
11  Collectors Treasury is housed in an eight storey building in downtown Johannesburg South Africa.
12  At 17.5 feet, waters begin to submerge Harriet Island Park across the river from downtown.
13  A unique design in a footpath that people, especially tourists, love to follow as they wander the downtown core of Saint John, New Brunswick.
14  Indeed, even since 9/11, it is relatively easy to enter most large buildings in downtown Seoul, and security procedures have been generally perfunctory.