out-of-the-way love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Being in a remote or secluded location.
  • adjective Being out of the ordinary; unusual.
  • adjective Improper; offensive.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

  • adjective See under out, adv.
  • adjective Not on a main transportation route; inconveniently located.

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

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

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Earl of Durkness

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    Chapter 34

  • 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

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  • in a remote or secluded location

    April 19, 2009