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  • Away from home; out of one's hometown.
  • From a different place.
  • Away from home.


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  • We stopped for the light at the corner of Sullivant and Burgess on our way out of town and Mom called, “Stoplight fire drill.”

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Matters

  • Next morning we catch a bus that follows the railway line a few miles out of town to the remote hamlet of Ustianova.


  • Or maybe I looked like a Springdale College student entertaining family visiting from out of town as best she could.

    Claim to Fame

  • As soon as we were out of town the road deteriorated into a random pattern of craters on a wide, bumpy highway lined with elms and robinia.


  • At home my fourteen-year-old daughter, Laura, informed me that someone from the newspaper had called and when she told them I was out of town they interviewedher.

    Riding Rockets

  • When Plato died, Aristotle had expected to take over leadership of the school, but instead had been driven out of town by Demosthenes and the anti-Macedonian party because of his connections to Philip.

    Alexander the Great

  • “You told me Miss Harper was out of town the night Beryl was murdered,” I said to Marino.

    Body of Evidence

  • He guessed that the blonde was setting Benny back five hundred or so an hour, maybe two grand for the night if Mrs. Fontana happened to be out of town visiting their daughter, who was tucked away in school at Marymount Manhattan.


  • It was a pretty walk out of town on the Iffley Road, past ancient, ivy-covered stone houses with front gardens carpeted in purple and white crocus.

    The Wayward Muse

  • A mile out of town The Breeze abandoned the dancing, smiling, and tipping of a ghost-hat that was supposed to charm drivers into stopping to give a ride to a poor, lost surfer.

    Practical Demonkeeping


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