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noun as in street closed at one end

noun as in deadend

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Example Sentences

Surrounded by inert goods, we felt hemmed in, pushed toward a lifestyle cul-de-sac.

In other words, Todd Akin did not stumble his way into his cul-de-sac.

When a slug is encouraged to slime its way down a narrow cul-de-sac, how does it beat a retreat?

On the set, a hole was dug in the middle of a cul-de-sac, surrounded by dilapidated clay houses overlooking a shady canyon.

This doesn't mean we scare the hell out of kids with gruesome stories of the monster lurking at the end of the cul de sac.

He feared that he would either be shot or left to starve in this cul-de-sac in the hills.

It was not the kind of cul-de-sac that Goritz would have chosen.

Gradually a distant line of pack, which had been visible for some time, closed in and the ship ran into a cul-de-sac.

To enter the little Cafe in the cul-de-sac Le Febvre was, at the period of our tale, to enter the sanctum of a man of genius.

He stepped up his pace slightly, and in a moment they turned abruptly into a darkened cul-de-sac.


On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cul-de-sac, such as: blind alley, dead end, dead-end street, and impasse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.