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The edge of a road.
- ‘There are more bulldozers by the wayside than trees, rivers are replaced with billions of miles of ribbon like roads and trash is everywhere.’
- ‘A look at a mother in a sprawling Mumbai slum breastfeeding an infant while two more infants doze off awaiting their turn; kids running along the beach in gay abandon; a child in a deep sleep by the wayside on a torn blanket oblivious to the coins donated by generous passers-by... all make compelling viewing.’
- ‘I'm ashamed of the state of the litter-strewn waysides and wonder what visitors to this country must think of us.’
- ‘They can pick way through the throngs of revellers by day to nab a bargain on one of the many stalls that line the streets, or sit by the wayside and have their fortune told.’
- ‘The fine weather has been kind to the flowers and there are some fine blooms in gardens along the wayside already.’
- ‘National Park chiefs are becoming increasingly concerned over the growing number of metal boundary markers and village signs which are disappearing from waysides and village entrances.’
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