out-of-the-way

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj out-of-the-way remote from populous or much-traveled regions "they found a quiet out-of-the-way resort"
    • adj out-of-the-way out of the ordinary "out-of-the-way information"
    • adj out-of-the-way improper or even offensive "out-of-the-way remarks"
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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 Not on a main transportation route; inconveniently located.
    • Out-of-the-way See under Out adv.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • 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 Remote from populous districts; secluded; unfrequented: as, a small out-of-the-way village.
    • out-of-the-way Not easily found or observed; apart from what one ordinarily meets with or readily sees.
    • out-of-the-way Unusual; uncommon.
    • out-of-the-way Departing from the proper path; hence, improper; unbecoming; not the thing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The more that is learned about the ecological benefits of bats, the more home gardeners are going out of their way to entice these amazing winged mammals into their neighborhoods. Bats are voracious insect eaters, devouring as many as 600 bugs per hour for 4 to 6 hours a night. They can eat from one-half to three-quarters their weight per evening. Bats are also important plant pollinators, particularly in the southwestern U.S.
    • Out-of-the-way uncommon: singular: secluded
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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. úte, út; Goth. ut, Ger. aus, Sans. ud.

Usage

In literature:

Dick wisely kept as much as possible out of the way of Lord Reginald.
"The Rival Crusoes" by W.H.G. Kingston
Where could we get out of the way of the sun?
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
And she just itching to get this house out of the way too!
"The Best Short Stories of 1919" by Various
There's a little glass left here, though, that we want to get out of the way, first of all.
"In Blue Creek Cañon" by Anna Chapin Ray
His old enemies were now out of the way and for this he was thankful.
"Dave Porter in the Gold Fields" by Edward Stratemeyer
Must we make the circuit of the whole shore before we find the way out?
"Days Off" by Henry Van Dyke
I had put her on her guard in case the snake did work his way out of the room and down the stairs.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
At other times it was raised out of the way of Big Tom's head.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The instant they were out of her, she made her way once more to the shore.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
She was glad to know that he was safely out of the way.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
The eyes are better, and I prefer to see my way out of the world, if possible.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
They cached the grub in a hollow tree out of the way of prowling creatures.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
Do you have tramps in this out-of-the-way village?
"The Brass Bound Box" by Evelyn Raymond
The killer had felt it coming and ducked out of the way.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
It must be in some out of the way corner of the Fernandez plain.
"With Hoops of Steel" by Florence Finch Kelly
He see me comin', stood up, tried to get out of the way, and fell overboard backwards.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
There are great palm trees springing out of the platform itself, not fenced in in any way.
"Round the Wonderful World" by G. E. Mitton
The Earl hated this sort of thing, and was glad to get out of the way till the worst of it was over.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
Poor devil, by the way, right out of the midst of his intoxication.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
In that corner, however, it is at least out of the way.
"The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of Jane Austen" by Jane Austen
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In poetry:

Out of the Harbour! out of the Bay!
Out to the open sea!
O there's not in the world a way
To feel so wildly free!
"To Sea!" by Cale Young Rice
And so I go upon my way,
Thro'out the sultry years,
But pause no more, by night, by day,
Beside the Fount of Tears.
"The Fount Of Tears" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Give me the lifted skirt,
And the brave ways of wrong,
The fist, the dagger and the sword,
And the out-spoken song.
"Morality" by Richard Le Gallienne
And out and laughed the popinjay,
A laugh of bitter scorn:
"A coortin' done in sic' a way,
It ought not to be borne!"
"The Lang Coortin'" by Lewis Carroll
Then, when strikes the hour her way from earth for wending,
Let her heart break at dawning or at dead of night--
From out thy highest heaven, thy fairest angel sending
The fairest of all souls sustain in heavenward flight!
"A Prayer" by Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov
Nay! nay! lone bird! I watched thy wings of white
That cleft thy waveward way --
Past the evening and swift into the night,
Out of the calm, bright day --
And thou didst teach me, bird of the sea,
More than one human heart's history.
"Sea Dreamings" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

WNBZ's Tips for Slow Drivers – GET OUT OF THE WAY .
Lead or get out of the way .
Biden to Romney-Ryan on Economy: 'Just Get Out of the Way '.
Dunhill Helps Census to Survey America's Out-of-the-Way Places.
With DADT out of the way , Harvard and military make a great couple.
Out-of-the-way telecom company to branch into Indy.
Job creation, "Get out of the way ".
Republicans say the best thing government can do to create jobs is to get out of the way .
'Stand up and lead or get out of the way '.
Get out of the way , Mr Mayor.
Get out of the way , call police.
Out-of-the-way stops serve delightful dishes.
Obama, Romney: Please Get Out of the Way.
Obama Tells Economic Critics to 'Get Out of the Way'.
Republicans say the best thing government can do to create jobs is to get out of the way.
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In science:

However, the different out-of-plane stacking does not destroy the mechanism for polarization, induced in a way very similar to HoMnO3 .
First Principles Studies of Multiferroic Materials
Fundamentals of ray tracing. – The way how we perceive our environment visually is determined by the way how light propagates and interacts with the surrounding ob jects. A complete simulation of such a problem would take a great effort even on modern computers and thus cannot be carried out.
Rotation in relativity and the propagation of light
The way out is the introduction of the connection and redefining some operations in the covariant way.
On the AKSZ formulation of the Rozansky-Witten theory and beyond
We can thus again single out the meridians of the mentioned tori in the same way as in subsections 10.2 and 10.3.
A simple topological quantum field theory for manifolds with triangulated boundary
Composing two exact MBL–fibrations with enclosed Lagrangian boundary conditions can be done by gluing over a single striplike end (if necessary one uses Poincar´e duality to move other ends out of the way).
An invariant of link cobordisms from symplectic Khovanov homology
I also wish to point out that the methods of this article do not in any way involve a dichotomy between the purely finite (i.e., finite and Z -stable) and the purely infinite (i.e., O∞ -stable or, equivalently, infinite and Z -stable) situation.
Nuclear dimension and Z-stability of pure C*-algebras
Notice that one could also proceed in the dual way, cutting the leftmost term out of a complex C • , rather than the rightmost term, as we have done.
Mixed Artin-Tate motives with finite coefficients
The analysis of the last sum can be carried out in the same way as was done in for a very similar sum.
Convergence of clock processes in random environments and ageing in the p-spin SK model
It is important to point out that the initial angles α and x are restricted in such a way that the right side of Eq. (24) has to be higher than or equal to 0 and lower than or equal to 1.
Linearly independent pure-state decomposition and quantum state discrimination
But by the way, this approach is very difficult to apply out of the context of quantum theories.
The mean value for infinite volume measures, infinite products and heuristic infinite dimensional Lebesgue measures
Now, this is not the case but some re sults of will be used to out line the prob lem at is sue, namely: (1) the entropy generation rate attains its minimum at steady-state irrespective of the way through which the function T(x, t) ® T(x) = T4 (see fig. 1a, b) is developed.
Research Note on a Parabolic Heat-Balance Integral Method with Unspecified Exponent: An Entropy Generation Approach in Optimal Profile Determination
It tries to stimulate a fruitful scientific exchange, in order to find the best way out of the crisis.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
Tensor products of indistinguishable subsystems The tensor product κ : A, B → A ⊗ B represents the way a composite system is built out of two systems, one in A and one in B .
Concrete Foundations for Categorical Quantum Physics
As already pointed out at the end of Section 4, we can proceed in two ways, by using either Theorem 4.4 (a) or (b) depending whether we have the trace class (TC) or HilbertSchmidt (HS) condition available.
Perturbed Toeplitz operators and radial determinantal processes
The MS and LA are pulled out of the SMC disk ∼1.5 Gyr ago, coinciding with a pericentric approach about the Milky Way.
The Effect of Drag from the Galactic Hot Halo on the Magellanic Stream and Leading Arm
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