Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective informal, 1960's very good; same as groovy, sense 1.

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

  • adverb quietly in concealment
  • adjective not accessible to view
  • adverb no longer visible

Etymologies

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Examples

  • If you can assault this woman with impunity (I refer to the baton strike, which was unforgivable) even when it has been filmed, we can imagine what goes on out-of-sight.

    G20 police assault verdict SHOCK! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Many past solutions have focused on capturing CO2 and simply storing it away – an out-of-sight, out-of-mind answer to a much more difficult question.

    Jason Sahler | Inhabitat

  • It tells bewildered and beleaguered residents that government is the enemy, that the cause of unemployment and out-of-sight health insurance rates is taxes, that deregulating capital to make more capital will be a boon for everyone, even the poor, disenfranchised and helpless.

    John Stoehr: The Problem With Conservatives Isn't Ideology -- It's Lying

  • One out-of-sight matter to consider might be those crosshairs -- not on a symbolic political map but over actual humans beings, resulting in multiple deaths.

    Tom Engelhardt: In the Crosshairs: Tucson-Kabul

  • One out-of-sight matter to consider might be those crosshairs -- not on a symbolic political map but over actual humans beings, resulting in multiple deaths.

    Tom Engelhardt: In the Crosshairs: Tucson-Kabul

  • It tells bewildered and beleaguered residents that government is the enemy, that the cause of unemployment and out-of-sight health insurance rates is taxes, that deregulating capital to make more capital will be a boon for everyone, even the poor, disenfranchised and helpless.

    John Stoehr: The Problem With Conservatives Isn't Ideology -- It's Lying

  • And when my daughter has gone to bed, I'm still so rattled that I cart off the couple of copies of my memoir about depression, anxiety, self-harm and alcoholism, A Head Full of Blue, from a low-slung, out-of-sight bookshelf in the living room and put them on a high shelf behind a door in our bedroom.

    Daddy, what is 'drunk'?

  • One out-of-sight matter to consider might be those crosshairs -- not on a symbolic political map but over actual humans beings, resulting in multiple deaths.

    Tom Engelhardt: In the Crosshairs: Tucson-Kabul

  • What is the process for cleaning up the millions of gallons of subsurface oil that now seems to be out-of-sight and out-of-mind?

    Kristen Psaki: Not So Fast BP

  • In deeper federal waters, though – despite the similarities in how such wells are constructed and how sealing procedures can fail – the official policy is out-of-sight, out-of-mind.

    Gulf Awash In 27,000 Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

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