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  1. remote from populous or much-traveled regions
    they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort
  2. dealt with; disposed of
    I'm so relieved that my midterm is out of the way
  3. improper or even offensive
    out-of-the-way remarks
  4. exceptional, unusual, or remarkable
    out-of-the-way information
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How To Use out-of-the-way In A Sentence

  • In fact, some of my favorite things are vintage finds that my husband, Don, and I sleuthed out while on trips to out-of-the-way shops or during stolen afternoons at our local haunts.
  • Were he posted somewhere out-of-the-way, to a backwater, he might already be seriously considering a transfer to the Foreign Office. THE LAST RAVEN
  • Some knotty knapweeds stay in out-of-the-way places, where the scythe has not been; some bunches of mayweed, too, are visible in the corners of the stubble. Nature Near London
  • 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
  • A clergyman has put it on record that when he went in 1873 as curate-in-charge to an out-of-the-way Norfolk village, at his first early celebration he arrived in church about 7.45 A.M., and, he says, The Social History of Smoking
  • This herd has turned with much greater zest to the science of language: here in this wide expanse of virgin soil, where even the most mediocre gifts can be turned to account, and where a kind of insipidity and dullness is even looked upon as decided talent, with the novelty and uncertainty of methods and the constant danger of making fantastic mistakes -- here, where dull regimental routine and discipline are desiderata -- here the newcomer is no longer frightened by the majestic and warning voice that rises from the ruins of antiquity: here every one is welcomed with open arms, including even him who never arrived at any uncommon impression or noteworthy thought after a perusal of Sophocles and Aristophanes, with the result that they end in an etymological tangle, or are seduced into collecting the fragments of out-of-the-way dialects -- and their time is spent in associating and dissociating, collecting and scattering, and running hither and thither consulting books. On the Future of our Educational Institutions
  • out-of-the-way information
  • We're up here knocking about a little, partly to hunt, but mostly because I've a penchant, that is, a weakness for exploring out-of-the-way places. Canoe Mates in Canada Three Boys Afloat on the Saskatchewan
  • About a dozen baseball-themed museums beckon visitors to big-league cities and out-of-the-way burgs.
  • There were always motels back home, even in the most out-of-the-way places. TICKLED PINK
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