[ UK /ˈɒfɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈɔfɪŋ/ ]
  1. the near or foreseeable future
    there was a wedding in the offing
  2. the part of the sea that can be seen from the shore and is beyond the anchoring area
    there was a ship in the offing
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How To Use offing In A Sentence

  • It was at one of those catatonic evenings when a dramatic turnaround was in the offing.
  • It took wise and far-seeing leaders to discern that major events were in the offing, requiring novel thinking.
  • While others were scoffing at the notion of ebonics, I was lapping up inner city slang: that beautiful, musical, profane prose. Slashdot: Book Reviews
  • Also, Mousavi has written a letter (in Farsi) to the Iranian security council saying that personnel from the Ahmadinejad-loyalist Basij militia are doffing their uniforms and attacking innocent people in the streets. Iran Election Live-Blogging (Wednesday June 17)
  • Being something of a conspiracy buff, I believe this deal has been in the offing for quite some time.
  • Usually, what local parties do when certain defeat is in the offing is find some young up and comer and promise him or her the moon down the road in exchange for going down with the ship this time out. Lance Mannion:
  • But they gave the trolls some food for thought by heading out to a restaurant and posting images of themselves scoffing burgers and macaroni cheese. The Sun
  • there's dirty weather in the offing
  • Her babysitter was slaughtered but Rachel managed to escape - though not before offing Bateman with an ice pick!
  • There's a promotion in the offing so you make it clear you want to apply. The Sun
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