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Definition of "out-of-the-way" []

  • Being in a remote or secluded location: a quiet, out-of-the-way resort. (adjective)
  • Being out of the ordinary; unusual: out-of-the-way memorabilia. (adjective)
  • Improper; offensive: out-of-the-way remarks. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "out-of-the-way" in a sentence
  • "Then he would retire in honor with his servants to some out-of-the-way corner of the world where he would live out the rest of his days under close guard."
  • "The congressional race in an out-of-the-way rural area of New York could be seen as the first de facto primary of the 2012 presidential campaign."
  • "If I travelled to out-of-the-way places, I declined to run the risk of finding them dry."