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outlying

[out-lahy-ing] /ˈaʊtˌlaɪ ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
lying at a distance from the center or the main body; remote; out-of-the-way:
outlying military posts.
2.
lying outside the boundary or limit.
Origin of outlying
1655-1665
1655-65; out- + lying2
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outlying

/ˈaʊtˌlaɪɪŋ/
adjective
1.
distant or remote from the main body or centre, as of a town or region
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Word Origin and History for outlying
adj.

"outside certain limits," 1660s, from out + present participle of lie (v.2). Meaning "remote from the center" is first recorded 1680s.

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