out-of-the-way love


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

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

  • 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
  • adj. improper or even offensive
  • adj. remote from populous or much-traveled regions
  • adj. out of the ordinary


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  • 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.


  • 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.



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