I found the phrase 'roadway-in-time' while reading a novel. The whole sentence was,

He was two years older than she was, and as she drove along this roadway-in-time, he slowly came into focus once again.

Can you tell me the meaning of it?

  • A bit more context would be helpful, here; for example, what genre was the novel? (e.g., science-fiction, romance, action/adventure, etc.) A plot summary might help as well. The answer given is certainly possible, but not the only possibility; the additional information requested would help in clarifying the context and perhaps leading to a more definite answer. Commented Nov 1, 2017 at 11:40
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    It sounds like a metaphor for the passage of time.
    – Barmar
    Commented Nov 2, 2017 at 19:55
  • The word this implies that whatever kind of "roadway" is meant, it has already been mentioned at least once in the prior text, possibly described in very different words.
    – David K
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 13:32

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It sounds like a 4-dimensional allegory, referring to that she is two years younger, and during the time it takes her to get older (her roadway-in-time as it were), her perception of him starts making more sense.


roadway-in-time means "old road" which was a useful one in a time.

  • An answer will need be justified by a source, or extended explanation as to how the answer was formed.. Otherwise it is opinion. You need to explain how you arrived at your answer for the answer to be taken seriously..
    – J. Taylor
    Commented Jan 25, 2018 at 10:17

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