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Origin of out-of-the-way
Words nearby out-of-the-way
Example sentences from the Web for out-of-the-way
“It was just an out-of-the-way village when we were there,” Gerald says.
We might be better off whispering our kudos or toasting each other in out-of-the-way bars.
Lost names, forsaken beliefs…Bouvier is fascinated too by the Westerners washed up in these out-of-the-way lands.
Of course, with feet furnished in such an out-of-the-way fashion, the animal moved but slowly over the ground.The Forest Exiles|Mayne Reid
What instruction could she, living in this out-of-the-way corner of the world, have received in the art?When Dreams Come True|Ritter Brown
This was his first country home, "an out-of-the-way place," as he expressed it, "but exactly right for me."Randolph Caldecott|Henry Blackburn
It is strange, the unusual opportunities for adventure and romance that come to one in out-of-the-way places.The Silent Alarm|Roy J. Snell
This is the way the old thief brings in all his heavy plunder, which he stows in out-of-the-way holes in his infernal dwelling.Jack Sheppard, Vol. III (of III)|W. Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for out-of-the-way
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.