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also offstage, 1915, from off (adv.) + stage (n.).

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  • Robin had arranged an off-stage chorus of voices to go with it which rendered it even more beautiful.

  • He must have turned away from the 'phone again, because I heard him say off-stage, "They're only ten years away."

    Sorry: Wrong Dimension Ross Rocklynne
  • However, should the stage used have no trap, the work-room may be supposed to be off-stage, with a door up Right.

    Hobson's Choice Harold Brighouse
  • The most difficult kind of off-stage time to treat comes not within or between the acts.

    Dramatic Technique George Pierce Baker
  • Taking Misargyrides' arm and attempting to steer him off-stage.

    The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton Wallace Blancke
  • Whereas before, this off-stage place had been deserted, now the scene was populous—with the figures of agitated young women.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday

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