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Definition of "outlying" []

  • Relatively distant or remote from a center or middle: outlying regions. (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 "outlying" in a sentence
  • "And although the headlines make a big deal of cougar sightings in outlying regions, we have had them in our backyards occasionally over the years, too."
  • "In the face of unpopular wars abroad that were thought to breed unrest and cripple prosperity, the world economy has shrugged off ostensible calamity and brought ever more people in outlying regions into a new global mainstream."
  • "Partly cloudy and cool conditions Saturday night (lows 40s, but 30s in outlying areas)."