Beaten track



see: off the beaten track
Historical Examples

Maulevrier says it is delightfully amusing—ever so much better than the beaten track of life in Anglo-American Paris.’
Phantom Fortune, A Novel M. E. Braddon

His tread will be heavier and heavier upon the broad and beaten track.
Popular Education Ira Mayhew

The plan of the story is a complete departure from the beaten track of fiction, and involves the rarest eloquence and pathos.
Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) James Athearn Jones

We had the advantage of knowing the way and of a beaten track to traverse.
The Mate of the Lily W. H. G. Kingston

As a matter of fact I was in a little village twenty miles inland from Tokio—quite off the beaten track.
The Shadow of the East E. M. Hull

She delighted in any short-cut that took her out of the beaten track.
Lover or Friend Rosa Nouchette Carey

The church had travelled the beaten track of the synagogue, and all the more rapidly from the example set before it.
The Making of the New Testament Benjamin W. Bacon

I wandered on and away from the beaten track, absorbed in thought.
A Strange Story, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Near here I left the beaten track and followed a narrow pathway that led around a hill-side to the cliffs.
Across America by Motor-cycle C. K. Shepherd

Their location is in a section of the country away from the beaten track of travel.
The Prehistoric World E. A. Allen

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