Definition of 'outlying'
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Many had been brought in convoys from outlying districts. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Government troops were reported to have captured two districts near the outlying university. The Sun (2015)Things get livelier on the outlying islands. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The tendency was to try to influence outlying areas without actually controlling them. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It brought in and housed people from outlying areas so that they could vote. Earthly Powers: Religion and Politics in Europe from the Enlightenment to the Great War (2005)The jumbo train is an ancient wagon that brings bodies into the city from outlying districts to be burnt. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The kiosks were placed in post offices and convenience stores in outlying areas so that people could look for work themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The cobbler's family had come from one of the outlying villages. The Crossing-Place (1993)Hence the area seems to survive economic blips and downturns that might affect outlying areas of London. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Look to outlying districts: yes, a map would help. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I don't want to speak to you about the prevailing crisis in morality that is part of the outlying districts here. Christianity Today (2000)This was a now unimaginable era of almost full employment in Doncaster, with its engineering works and outlying pit villages. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Bright sunshine gave way to a ten-minute snow flurry and then it was sunshine again, magically lighting up the sea and outlying islands. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At the end of a dusty trip to an outlying village of skeletons, I would have ravenous hunger. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)There are also concerns that widespread and prolonged industrial action will affect the tourist infrastructure, disrupting transport links, power supplies and logistics to outlying islands. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Highway 6 was to allow people from outlying areas to access big cities without driving through them, and give people from cities fast access to rural areas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Trends of 'outlying'
Used Occasionally. outlying is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'outlying'
British English: outlying ADJECTIVE
Outlying places are far away from the main cities of a country.
Tourists can also visit outlying areas.
Definition of outlying from the Collins English Dictionary
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