outskirts

[ US /ˈaʊtˌskɝts/ ]
[ UK /ˈa‍ʊtskɜːts/ ]
NOUN
  1. outlying areas (as of a city or town)
    they mingled in the outskirts of the crowd
    they lived on the outskirts of Houston
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How To Use outskirts In A Sentence

  • Tanks often attacked the outskirts of the city in skirmishes with resistance fighters, adding to the chaos and unrest.
  • Fashion outlets, also known as discount warehouse stores, are large shopping areas often located on a city's outskirts.
  • Shortly after leaving the outskirts of Adonis the car slithered down a sloping piece of ground, teetered over a low bank, and splashed logily into water. The Past Through Tomorrow
  • Planners are committed to developing the city's brownfield sites before granting permission to build on the rural outskirts.
  • A derelict synagogue may not be visible in the bazaar, but a Jewish cemetery is accessible on the city outskirts. Magda Abu-Fadil: Lebanon's Jews: Loyalty to Whom? BBC Documentary Tracks Vanished Community
  • Thousands of pounds worth of property have been stolen from properties on the outskirts of town in recent weeks.
  • Huge towers grew into the sky, as the countryside gradually encroached on the city outskirts.
  • The main roads remind me of the roads on the outskirts of huge cities in the USA, with their seemingly endless miles of fast food joints and lurid neon signs.
  • Most of the victims had dwelt in the crowded slums that had grown up around the factory on the outskirts of the city. Times, Sunday Times
  • More than 200 people gathered outside his home on the outskirts of Bolton as a steam-powered cavalcade flanked by police motorcycle outriders escorted him on his final journey.
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