out-of-the-way love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under out, adv.
  • adj. Not on a main transportation route; inconveniently located.
  • adv. Improper; unusual; wrong.
  • n. See under Out.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Remote from populous districts; secluded; unfrequented: as, a small out-of-the-way village.
  • Not easily found or observed; apart from what one ordinarily meets with or readily sees.
  • Unusual; uncommon.
  • Departing from the proper path; hence, improper; unbecoming; not the thing.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. improper or even offensive
  • adj. remote from populous or much-traveled regions
  • adj. out of the ordinary
  • adv. murdered
  • adv. in a remote location or at a distance from the usual route
  • adv. extraordinary; unusual
  • adv. improper; amiss
  • adv. so as not to obstruct or hinder
  • adv. dealt with; disposed of

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    Huckabee, on the sidelines and in the game

  • If I travelled to out-of-the-way places, I declined to run the risk of finding them dry.

    Chapter 34

  • Various countries also have been formulating new rules or guidelines to assure that before satellites completely lose power and no longer can be controlled, operators will park them in out-of-the-way orbits or safely bring them back to Earth.

    NASA Says Satellite Debris Fell in Pacific

  • It's no longer about who made your dress, but at what out-of-the-way dusty market you found it.

    Way Off the Runway

  • He paused, apparently expecting Aidan to explain his own surprising presence at such a seedy and out-of-the-way establishment.

    Earl of Durkness

  • She said they all had a good laugh when according to Page Six of the Post the celebrities they were mimicking were sighted having a quiet dinner at an out-of-the-way spot and graciously signing autographs.

    I’ll Walk Alone

  • 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.

    Alexander the Great

  • Also, business jet pilots fly more often into airports in out-of-the-way places, surrounded by challenging terrain, or featuring tough instrument-approach conditions.

    Manufacturers Tout Safety in Cockpit

  • Housing adjacent to Lake Bacalar is or at least was overpriced for this out-of-the-way place so maybe it´s not a nice place to settle for all year residency if you are a gregarious foreigner and, to be honest about it, a few months there as your only place to be may induce you to go swimming in the lake with weights around your ankles and commit an exquisite suicide in peace.

    Bacalar

  • Finally, after five months, the mystery is solved: Perkins/Newell is residing at 92 W. Skyline Dr. in Blanchard, Idaho – on a very out-of-the-way ranch in northern Idaho where he rents a bunkhouse.

    KIRK PERKINS

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