outlying outlying  /ˈaʊt ˌlaɪ ɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relatively far from a center or middle

Usage(s):

  1. Barns and trees can be surmounted with more vigorous leaps, usually requiring a light second push-up with the tip of the toe on the barn's roof or on the tree's outlying branches.
  2. A massive wildfire tore through outlying Athenian suburbs, destroying homes and forcing thousands to flee in dramatic overnight evacuations.
  3. During the festival it was a tradition and a necessity for pilgrims to spend the night on the outlying hills.

News

  1. Rants & Raves

    NOW THAT Augusta-Richmond County has forced the garbage pickup on residents in outlying areas, what happens to all the little guys that have been taking care of this for many residents for decades?
    on June 11, 2013     Source: The Augusta Chronicle

  2. Chattanoogan.com - Chattanooga's source for breaking local news

    Have you read the Hunger Games? Or seen the movie? Just in case you are one of the few people who don't know, it takes place in an apocalyptic North America consisting of a shining Capitol and twelve outlying districts, some better than others.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Chattanoogan

  3. Tension over school security funding remains at boiling point

    With the Allegany County Board of Education facing a deadline for a final vote on its fiscal 2014 budget, tensions boiled over Friday between its members and the county commission concerning funding for the addition of security officers in outlying schools when they open in August.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Cumberland Times-News

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