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out-of-the-way

[out-uh v-th uh-wey] /ˈaʊt əv ðəˌweɪ/
adjective
1.
remote from much-traveled, frequented, or populous regions; secluded:
an out-of-the-way inn up in the hills.
2.
seldom encountered; unusual:
out-of-the-way information.
3.
giving offense; improper:
an out-of-the-way remark.
Origin of out-of-the-way
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English
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  • "I did not expect, in such an out-of-the-way place——" I began.

    The Galaxy Various
  • "It is an out-of-the-way place for a horse, too," said Sir Harry Danvers.

    Night and Morning, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We are here in an out-of-the-way place, far from any speedy and efficacious support.

    Stoneheart Gustave Aimard
  • The result is high margin to the retailers and no out-of-the-way income to any of them.

    Herbert Hoover Vernon Kellogg
  • Footprints were fresh upon it, and in an out-of-the-way spot a tin can showed a bright new label.

    The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold Margaret Vandercook
  • She had never been abroad, but declared that London, out-of-the-way London, must be something like this.

    Melomaniacs James Huneker
  • Little cash changes hands between natives and traders in out-of-the-way districts.

British Dictionary definitions for out-of-the-way

out-of-the-way

adjective (prenominal)
1.
distant from more populous areas
2.
uncommon or unusual
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