Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR OUTER

They were putting on outer clothes from the store-room to protect them from the dirt and damp.

The fiend prevailed; and Prudence vanished into the outer darkness.

In two days he found one egg on the outer skin of the grape.

The outer gate was shut, and all the blinds on the front of the house were closed.

The ship had a good run from off Mahon to Leghorn where we anchored in the outer roads.

The door of her outer room stood open, and I entered and looked about.

When at last I reentered the outer room, the table was spread for supper.

From the outer edges of this mass men were sinking to the ground.

No, it is useless; we have no time to saddle them, and the outer gate is locked.

He shrugged his shoulders and turned on his heel toward the outer campong.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., comparative of out (on analogy of inner), replacing by 18c. forms descended from Old English uttera (comp. of Old English ut "out") which developed into utter and was no longer felt as connected with out. Outer space first attested 1901 in writings of H.G. Wells.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.