• "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
    "Some Yamên runners rushed out and seized them."
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj outlying relatively far from a center or middle "outlying settlements"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Governor took out his watch The Governor took out his watch
Old Look-out House Broadstairs Old Look-out House Broadstairs
The professor peers out of his study window The professor peers out of his study window
Look out, Princeton Look out, Princeton
The Bunyip rises out of the water The Bunyip rises out of the water
Herself Drew out the Arrow——109 Herself Drew out the Arrow——109
Taking out the welt with a knife Taking out the welt with a knife

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
    • a Outlying Lying or being at a distance from the central part, or the main body; being on, or beyond, the frontier; exterior; remote; detached.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: When possums are "playing possum" they're not playing they are actually passed out from sheer terror.
    • outlying Lying without or beyond the boundary or limit: external; extraneous; non-appurtenant; alien.
    • outlying Lying at a distance from the main body, design, etc.; appurtenant, but not contiguous; disconnected; isolated; hence, unrelated; extrinsic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: About 1 out of every 70 people who pick their nose actually eat their boogers.
    • adj Outlying owt′lī-ing lying out or beyond: remote: on the exterior or frontier: detached.
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  • Meshulam Riklis
    Meshulam Riklis
    “The big will get bigger; the small will get wiped out.”
  • Harvey S. Firestone
    Harvey S. Firestone
    “You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.”
  • Carol Leifer
    Carol Leifer
    “I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.”
  • William Hazlitt
    “The most violent friendships soonest wear themselves out.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “You think you are clever until you find out how smart you are”
  • Charles Feidelson
    Charles Feidelson
    “Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.”


Be out in force - If people are out in force, they are present somewhere in large numbers.
Be out in left field - (USA) To be out in left field is not to know what's going on. Taken from baseball, when youngsters assign less capable players to the outfield where the ball is less likely to be hit by a young player. In business, one might say, 'Don't ask the new manager; he's out in left field and doesn't know any answers yet.'
Beat the daylights out of someone - If someone beats the daylights out of another person, they hit them repeatedly. ('Knock' can also be used and it can be made even stronger by saying 'the living daylights'.)
Beat the tar out of - When you want to beat the tar out of someone, you want to beat them up badly.
Beat your brains out - If you beat your brains out, you think hard about something but cannot solve, understand or remember it.
Blood out of a stone - If something is like getting blood out of a stone, it is very difficult indeed.
Blow out of the water - If something, like an idea, is blown out of the water, it is destroyed or defeated comprehensively.
Come out in the wash - If something will come out in the wash, it won't have any permanent negative effect.
Come out of the woodwork - When things come out of the woodwork, they appear unexpectedly. ('Crawl out of the woodwork' is also used.)
Come out of your shell - If someone comes out of their shell, they stop being shy and withdrawn and become more friendly and sociable.
Cry your eyes out - If you cry your eyes out, you cry uncontrollably.
Down and out - If someone is down and out, they are desperately poor and need help.
Eat your heart out - If someone tells you to eat your heart out, they are saying they are better than you at something.
First out of the gate - When someone is first out of the gate, they are the first to do something that others are trying to do.
Fish out of water - If you are placed in a situation that is completely new to you and confuses you, you are like a fish out of water.


In literature:

You've got five minutes to get out of sight, before we come out with rifles and knock you off!
"Police Your Planet" by Lester del Rey
He was out of newspaper business, out of the tannery, had abandoned the practice of medicine.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
A magpie flew over, his black and white tail sticking out behind him; and he saw us and yelled.
"Pluck on the Long Trail" by Edwin L. Sabin
Dey cook everything out in de yard in big pots, and dey eat out in de yard too.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
That dam' Englishman's gone out o' there bile drunk, swearin' he'll cut San's heart out, the pup!
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
At length he made out a dark object rising out of the blue sea almost due west of the island.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
In her bedroom, she opened a wall safe and swung out a high-powered transmitter.
"Legacy" by James H Schmitz
She knew that she had been going to look for the thing which had dropped out of Peterson's handkerchief, and rolled out of sight.
"The Lion's Mouse" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
He's an out-and-out gambler, a sure-thing man, once was a parson.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
In these affairs out of reason is out of honour.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston

In poetry:

The higher I went, the clearer I pictured
The clearer I pictured the shape of the land
And strange sounds rang out around me,
Rang out around me from Heaven and Earth.
"" In my dreams I pursued the fleeting shadows..."" by Konstantin Dmitrievich Balmont
Out of a life ever mournful,
Out of a land very lornful,
Where in bleak exile we roam,
Into a joy-land above us,
Where there's a Father to love us --
Into our home -- "Sweet Home".
"Death" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Out of the bosom of the Air
Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken,
Over the woodlands brown and bare,
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.
"Snow-Flakes. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Second)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Take out my heart — take out my precious eyes —
Take all my wealth, my friends, whom most I prize;
Take all, in hort, I have :— but don't, I pray,
Take my Redeemer, Jesus Christ away.
"Christ Is All In All" by Rees Prichard
"Then I will bless thee, this very day;
Thou never shalt perish in any fray;
Success shall be in thy courser tall;
Success in thyself, which is best of all.
Look out, look out, Svend Vonved.
"Svend Vonved" by George Borrow
Out of the world of the wailing
Thronged with the anguished and ailing;
Out of the world of the sad,
Into the world that rejoices --
World of bright visions and voices --
Into the world of the glad.
"Death" by Abram Joseph Ryan

In news:

They were called out to two house fires that broke out within hours of each other.
Small makers of kids' software sell out--or get squeezed out.
Usually out of sight in the back of the dairy, replacements are also often out of mind when it comes to providing cooling relief during hot weather.
She points out a General Accountability Office report on the SEC that got woefully underplayed in the press this week—and pulls out some gems.
Workers in Milwaukee County were trying to figure out what went wrong after a data outage that took out phones, e-mail and the county's 9-1-1 system for hours.
When the Southern heiress goes out with the plumber's son from the Bronx, when the kid from rural Arkansas goes out with a boy from Exeter, the anxiety is that they have different expectations.
Turns out that band already existed — it just hadn't ventured very far out of the shadows.
Check out these pimped out holiday trees.
We hear it everywhere, from both parties: "Washington is out of touch," or "Washington is out of control.
Your company had better stand out or you stand to go out of business.
Experience has shown never to count out the Yankees, but in this ALCS, New York certainly has its work cut out for it.
The judge laid out a road map of issues in March, including whether to enact an opt-in or an opt-out system for authors whose works are being digitized .
But it turns out Paterson had yet to hit bottom: A new Sienna poll out today gives Paterson just a 19 percent job approval.
Moms who freak out are more likely to have toddlers who freak out.
If you happen to be hanging out at your local playground, watch out.

In science:

More generally, in the anomalous diffusion phases of the biased Sinai model and of trap models, it turns out out that localization still exists, but is only partial : the variable y (t) remains finite with probability 0 < p < 1 in the limit of infinite time.
Random walks and polymers in the presence of quenched disorder
It turns out that the result is well-suited to rule out that certain F -schemes descend to regular schemes.
Singularities appearing on generic fibers of morphisms between smooth schemes
In both situations, the matching can be done in two steps: the first one consists of integrating out hard modes of energy of the order of the heavy quark mass, the second one of integrating out soft modes of energy of the order of mv .
Radiative transitions and the quarkonium magnetic moment
Choose a node: Randomly pick a node, i, with inand out degree ki,in and ki,out .
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks
Here Ncommon,out is the number of out-links which the nodes i and j have to the same neighbors.
Models and average properties of scale-free directed networks