from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By far: She's out and away the best swimmer on the team.
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- adv. by a considerable margin
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Instead, capped and mittened, a light stampeding outfit, including his rabbit skin robe, strapped on his back, he was out and away on a many-days 'tramp over creeks and divides, inspecting the whole neighboring territory.
His muscles bunched, spasmed; in one beautiful drapery tracery he rejected her forever, threw her out and away in a flapping ghost-bird plummet all the way down to the rocks.
Two horse-palkis were clattering out and away along an avenue of high impenetrable hedges; one remained, and Yehonala was drawing aside its curtain, preparing to climb in but looking back anxiously — for me, I like to think, for she gave a little cry as I appeared.
I saw the six-zero a few years back and I ought to be rocking this way, then that, not putting gunk on my face and slithering in a suit that looks like a bush downhill a thousand yards to try to get in and out and away and gone, but instead probably getting my ass kicked hard and long until I ain’t hardly human no more.
As al-Khaled and the rest of the bridge crew watched, a golden beam of energy emitted from the T’Saura’s main deflector dish, lancing out and away from the ship until it enveloped the squat cylinder.
It was there, in the fibre of his being; and it was the most natural thing in the world that he should obey it by turning his back on his new-born family and by trotting out and away on the meat-trail whereby he lived.