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 Meanings and Examples of TRAFFIC
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 n.  the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; buying and selling; especially illicit trade
Classic Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  It ain't an easy job, directing the traffic at 'Yde Park Corner.'
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
2  And, I can tell you, to direct the traffic orderly, at 'Yde Park Corner, Piccadilly Circus, is a whole-time, white man's job.'
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 10
3  He that would live by traffic, must hold himself at the disposal of every one claiming business with him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER X
4  But he was aware of the noises of the night, the engines at Stacks Gate, the traffic on the main road.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 10
5  As they approached the City, the noise and traffic gradually increased; when they threaded the streets between Shoreditch and Smithfield, it had swelled into a roar of sound and bustle.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXI
6  It was one of the main arteries which conveyed the traffic of the City to the north and west.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
7  Then he dashed in wild pursuit amid the stream of the traffic, but the start was too great, and already the cab was out of sight.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
8  There was no one in Charles Street, but a great traffic was going on, as usual, in Whitehall, at the extremity.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
9  The shop, the advertisement, traffic, all that commerce which constitutes the body of our world, was gone.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
10  Occasionally it was loud enough to be heard even above the rattle of traffic at noon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVIII
11  He felt that it was a traffic in human bodies on a par with prostitution, a sin that would be on his soul if he permitted her to do it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLI
12  Night had now closed in, and the roar of traffic in Forty-second Street was dying out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
13  Contentedly Sam Clark drove off, in the heavy traffic of three Fords and the Minniemashie House Free 'Bus.'
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER III
14  She was battered by the noise and shuttling of the rush-hour traffic.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XVII
15  There are those living who know the mothers whom this accursed traffic has driven to the murder of their children; and themselves seeking in death a shelter from woes more dreaded than death.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
Example Sentence: (67 in 5 pages)
16  Our coach was caught in a traffic jam and got to Heathrow forty minutes late.
17  The plan entails rerouting traffic through a tunnel to create a vast pedestrian area around Al-Azhar.
18  The Brooklyn Bridge carries traffic across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan.
19  The snow had a predictable effect on traffic.
20  The event literally stopped the traffic.
21  The council is to examine ways of reducing traffic in the city centre.
22  He looked down at the traffic far below.
23  The heavy traffic was re-routed past my front door.
24  The heavy traffic detained us for half an hour.
25  There was heavy/a lot of traffic on the roads this morning.
26  The heavy traffic is a constant source of irritation.
27  Heavy snowfalls brought traffic to a halt.
28  On the debit side the new shopping centre will increase traffic problems.
29  They may have to widen the road to cope with the increase in traffic.
30  Sorry I'm late, I didn't count on being held up in the traffic.