View synonyms for out-of-print


[ out-uhv-print ]


  1. being no longer published; no longer printed or reprinted:

    a bookstore specializing in out-of-print books.


  1. a book, pamphlet, etc., that is no longer published.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of out-of-print1

First recorded in 1665–75

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Idioms and Phrases

see under in print ; also see go out , def. 6.

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Example Sentences

But recently—more than three decades after my initial reading—I picked up a secondhand copy of the out-of-print book.

Jessica Ferri on discovering their out-of-print road trip—and its refreshingly honest account of their relationship.

The reader would do well to scan some out-of-print books on hypnosis at the library to understand the point further.

In notebook style, but as rare in essence as it is among dealers in out-of-print books.

Far better than numerous other out-of-print books that bring much higher prices in the second-hand market.

This work has been out-of-print for many years, with reprint rights that reverted to the author and are now held by his Estate.

I believe they may be valuable, out-of-print, early editions.


Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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