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My prefix sells some goods
My infix is proud
My suffix lurks in the woods
My voice can be loud

In the ancient times,
I pave the way
But for my suffix,
I’m just a prey

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I'm thinking...

Stallion

My prefix sells some goods

stalls do that.

My infix is proud

Tall and proud.

My suffix lurks in the woods

Lions can, though they generally lurk other places

My voice can be loud

It happens

In the ancient times, I pave the way

horses were used for many tasks, including both forging into new territories and actual roadwork

But for my suffix, I’m just a prey

A lion will absolutely eat a horse.

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A speculative suggestion is a

guineafowl

My prefix sells some goods

gui - a graphical user interface on retail websites, sells very many goods.

My infix is proud

neaf - a fist - used by Shakespeare - and a showing a fist is a proud display.

My suffix lurks in the woods

owl - they commonly nest in trees

My voice can be loud

Guineafowls are notoriously noisy.

In the ancient times, I pave the way

Guineafowls rank among the oldest of the gallinaceous birds, so paved the way for other birds.

But for my suffix, I’m just a prey

According to one source, its main predators are fox, coyotes, hawks and owls!

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Are you COBBLESTONE?

My prefix sells some goods:

We're missing the 'r' but a cobbler sells/mends shoes

My infix is proud:

Someone who is "blest" would be proud

My suffix lurks in the woods:

Stones are found in the woods

My voice can be loud:

Cobblestones are loud when riding over

In the ancient times, I pave the way:

Cobblestones pave many old cities

But for my suffix, I’m just a prey:

A bit of a stretch, but cobblestones could be crushed / paved over by normal stones

A few points are off so I doubt it's right, but it fits a lot of them.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling, Leo! Too bad your current answer do not match well with the clues provided. Think awhile and try again sometime. $\endgroup$ – Ébe Isaac Feb 28 at 15:43
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Leo, good thinking! Please take OP's comment in a positive sense; we try to be as welcoming as possible, but character limits and language barriers, among other difficulties, sometimes make us sound terse. Apart from the "proud" clue and the missing r, this seems to be an excellent fit. (We'll talk about the prey thing later :-) $\endgroup$ – Bass Feb 28 at 20:06

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