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noun as in edge of a geographic area

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The next day, after driving to Putney on the outskirts of London, we start the end of our journey.

Artillery and mortar duels all around the outskirts of Donetsk rumble angrily every day.

By pure chance I had been posted to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers in Europe, SHAPE, on the outskirts of Paris.

He blames Ukrainian officials for violating the ceasefire agreement and shelling the outskirts of Donetsk city.

We are sitting in a ragged park behind a McDonalds restaurant on the outskirts of the Ukrainian capital.

In the outskirts of the city, skirmishes between Spanish troops and rebels were of frequent occurrence.

It was one of these rebel detachments that passed the four fugitives from Cawnpore on the outskirts of Bunnee.

The thatched roof farmhouse where he was born is still standing on the outskirts of the village.

It was near the town, and Sarah, who rarely went beyond the neighbouring streets, now began to take long walks into the outskirts.

And that motor parts plant on the outskirts with its heavy back-log of defense orders that had compelled a doubling of its help.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to outskirts, such as: periphery, border, boundary, edge, environs, and limit.

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