out of the way

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv out of the way so as not to obstruct or hinder "put that box out of the way so that no one trips on it"
    • adv out of the way dealt with; disposed of "I'm so relieved that my midterm is out of the way"
    • adv out of the way murdered "the mob boss wanted his rival out of the way"
    • adv out of the way in a remote location or at a distance from the usual route "the restaurant is top-notch, but a little out of the way"
    • adv out of the way improper; amiss;
    • adv out of the way extraordinary; unusual "such erratic behavior was out of the way for him"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Approximately one out of every 55 women from Canada give birth in their car on the way to the hospital or clinic
    • Out of the way On one side; hard to reach or find; secluded.
    • Out of the way See under Out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first safety feature for an automobile was invented in 1908 by John O'Leary. He patented a large net, to be installed on the front fender, to scoop pedestrians out of the way before they could be run over.
    • Out of the way so as not to hinder or obstruct: away from the ordinary course: unusual:
    • Out of the way (Shak.) lost, hidden
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Quotations

  • Ted Turner
    Ted Turner
    “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.”
  • Thomas 'Wayne' Brazell
    Thomas 'Wayne' Brazell
    “When your work speaks for itself, get out of the way.”
  • John Wooden
    John%20Wooden
    “Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
    Oprah%20Winfrey
    “For everyone of us that succeeds, it's because there's somebody there to show you the way out.”
  • Robert Frost
    Robert%20Frost
    “The best way out of a difficulty is through it.”
  • Anatole France
    Anatole%20France
    “Of all the ways of defining man, the worst is the one which makes him out to be a rational animal.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. weg; Ger. weg, L. via, Sans. vaha, akin to vehĕre, to carry.

Usage

In literature:

However, he'll get a telegram Monday, to go over to Brooklyn, that'll get him out of the way.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
You can't think of anybody whose interest it was to get your esteemed relative out of the way?
"The Herapath Property" by J. S. Fletcher
Why, the ants could crawl out of its way in a moment!
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
A preliminary survey of the place revealed nothing out of the way.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
Our home was in a small town in rather an out-of-the-way part of the country.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
As for the man, she had a strong reason to get him out of the way, but that does not say she knew of the crime.
"A Coin of Edward VII" by Fergus Hume
Get out of the way and let me wash up.
"Left Guard Gilbert" by Ralph Henry Barbour
This Alexander Slocum wants to get her out of the way on account of some property he is holding back from her.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
I ought to be put out of the way on this subject, tucked back into any general pigeon-hole of odds and ends of temperament.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
I groped my way out of the room and down the dark stairway.
"Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror" by Richard Linthicum
With this question out of the way, the brunt of preparing for war now fell upon the new administration.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Say, Swartz," he said, pushing a crowd of youngsters out of the way, "got anything to drink?
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
Of course we've got to remember that so far as he knows I'm out of the way for good.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
It was an unexpected touch of New China in this out-of-the-way corner.
"A Wayfarer in China" by Elizabeth Kendall
At sight of them, the horses, anxious to get out of the way, began to pitch and rear, so that it was difficult to mount them.
"The Giraffe Hunters" by Mayne Reid
I don't see that it was so much out of the way, for my part.
"One Snowy Night" by Emily Sarah Holt
I knew you did not like it, and I have taken good care to keep out of the way of them.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
As for Mrs. Hart, she was very quickly put out of the way.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
He wished me out of the way for a purpose.
"Beyond the Frontier" by Randall Parrish
In an hour or so, I rang for some tea (how was I to get him out of the way again?).
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
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In poetry:

My soul went out amid the ways of men,
By land and sea, and to the stars o’erhead.
I deemed it lost when it came back again.
“Is there a God?” I said.
"To A Bigot" by George Essex Evans
For while it doth not, thus he cannot. Try!
Who can put out the motion or the smile?
The old ways of being noble all with him laid by?
Because we love, he is. Then trust awhile.
"Afterward" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward
So the shepherd sang his way along, until he
came unto a mountain:
And I know not surely whether it was called
Parnassus,
But he climbed it out of sight, and still I heard
the voice of one singing.
"Longfellow" by Henry Van Dyke
This is the way things stand now:
if I pull out the stopper
after pampering myself in the bath,
I'm afraid that all of Jerusalem, and with it the whole world,
will drain out into the huge darkness.
"You Mustn't Show Weakness" by Yehuda Amichai
The bright blessed day with joy we see
Rise out of the sea at dawning;
It lightens the sky unceasingly,
Our gain and delight adorning!
As children of light we sense that soon
Dark night will give way to morning!
"“The bright blessed day with joy we see”" by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig
OVER the meadow and down the lane
To the gate by the twisted thorn:
Your feet should know each turn of the way
You trod so many many a day,
Before the old love was put out of its pain,
Before the new love was born.
"True Love And New love" by Edith Nesbit

In news:

Again, Space Station Has to Be Moved Out of The Way of Space Junk.
Rangers prospect Jurickson Profar 'will push Elvis Andrus out of the way '.
"We need to create jobs by getting government out of the way .".
Get the government out of the way .
To Move Out of the Way .
New Orleans Saints badly need to get that 'first win' out of the way : First-and-10.
Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ' Out of the Way ' of Small Business.
Down And Out (Of The Way).
Let's Get Government Out of the Way of Education and Jobs.
Don't expect complaining from Cavaliers coach Byron Scott about the out-of-the-way places his team is playing this preseason.
Out of the Way , Please, Mr President.
Get Them Out of the Way Now.
Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way .
Missouri Congressional Candidate Wants to Get Government ' Out of the Way ' of Small Business (Photo Credit: TeamBoehner.com).
'Jungle primary' system gets deadwood out of the way .
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In science:

In these instances, Monte Carlo simulation of the physical processes contained in the equation is possibly the only way out.
Monte Carlo: Basics
The way out is the translation of this string into a binary string tree (String Tree).
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
We can figure out the sign of the renormalized couplings in the same way as it is done in Table (I).
Thermodynamics of strongly disordered spin ladders
Then F has the same law as the fragmentation F ′ B defined out of the Brownian CRT in the same way as in Theorem 1.
The genealogy of self-similar fragmentations with negative index as a continuum random tree
In this way they were able to single out the spectrum from the inner 2 AU region of the disk.
Dust coagulation in protoplanetary disks: a rapid depletion of small grains
The way out of this apparent contradiction is to note that although dEǫ 6= DE , the differential complexes associated with them are isomorphic.
On Deformations of Generalized Complex Structures: the Generalized Calabi-Yau Case
It turns out that the q state Potts partition function corresponds similarly to counts of ‘mod-q flows’ on a graph derived from G in the following way.
Flows and ferromagnets
It is based on the out-of-equilibrium decay of a RH n, in a C and CP violating way, such that a leptonic asymmetry is produced.
A scenario for leptogenesis at the TeV scale
In §3 and §4 is worked out completely the structure of irreducible tensor representations of gl(m|n) arising in this way.
Tensor Representations of the General Linear Supergroup
Additionally, we point out that this result was constructed in an effort to better understand the result in Proposition 15 of Pitman and Yor (1997b) and, as we show, paves the way for other interesting results related to occupation times and local times of Bessel processes.
Gamma Tilting Calculus for GGC and Dirichlet means with applications to Linnik processes and Occupation Time Laws for Randomly Skewed Bessel Processes and Bridges
The reduction of the spectra was carried out in a similar way to the VLT data.
Complete identification of the Parkes half-Jansky sample of GHz peaked spectrum radio galaxies
The reduction of the images was carried out in a standard way using NOAO’s IRAF reduction software.
Complete identification of the Parkes half-Jansky sample of GHz peaked spectrum radio galaxies
For each n we construct vn out of the n-th fragment in the same way as we did it for n = 2.
Divergence of a stationary random vector field can be always positive (a Weiss' phenomenon)
Three somewhat different classes of semiclassical states were used and numerical simulations were carried out in two distinct ways, using a variety of values of the parameters involved.
Robustness of key features of loop quantum cosmology
With these preliminaries out of the way we now make the principal definition.
Homology of coloured posets: a generalisation of Khovanov's cube construction
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