Origin of out-of-the-way
How to use out-of-the-way in a sentence
“It was just an out-of-the-way village when we were there,” Gerald says.We Built a School in Boko Haram’s Heartland|Michael Daly|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It caused such a controversy that it later was moved to a more out-of-the-way cemetery called Live Oak.One Woman’s Fight Against a Tribute to an Early Leader of the Ku Klux Klan|Abigail Pesta|September 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We might be better off whispering our kudos or toasting each other in out-of-the-way bars.The Looming Male Backlash|Rosalind C. Barnett, Caryl Rivers|March 26, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Lost names, forsaken beliefs…Bouvier is fascinated too by the Westerners washed up in these out-of-the-way lands.Great Weekend Reads|The Daily Beast|November 20, 2010|DAILY BEAST
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
Now, how comes it that you have turned up in this out-of-the-way part of the world?The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
The chief delight of motoring in Britain is seeing the country and the out-of-the-way places.British Highways And Byways From A Motor Car|Thomas D. Murphy
“My having spent the last few years of my life in an out-of-the-way part of Ireland may account for that,” said Wallace.Hunted and Harried|R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for out-of-the-way
Other Idioms and Phrases with out-of-the-way
Not obstructing, hindering, or interfering, as in This chair is out of the way now, so you won't trip. This phrase also appears in get out of the (or one's) way, as in Would you please get your coat out of the way? or Get your car out of my way. [Mid-1500s]
Taken care of, disposed of, as in I'm glad we got these details out of the way.
In a remote location, as in This restaurant is a little out of the way. [Mid-1300s]
Unusual, remarkable, as in It was out of the way for him to praise his staff. [Second half of 1500s]
Amiss, in error, improper, as in The security guard checked all the locks and saw nothing out of the way. [Early 1200s] Also see go out of one's way.