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outlying areas (as of a city or town)

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Some who live in the outskirts, having come to town a-shopping in their wagons, have been obliged to put up for the night; and gentlemen and ladies making a call have gone half a mile out of their way, feeling the sidewalk only with their feet, and not knowing when they turned.
But at that moment the French who were attacking, suddenly and without any apparent reason, ran back and disappeared from the outskirts, and Russian sharpshooters showed themselves in the copse.
But these fantasies vanished upon reaching the quiet outskirts of the town; for as soon as we came within sight of the venerable old church, and the--hill, with the deep blue beyond it, I found my companion was cheerful enough.
At the moment that we expected to see Sarian spearmen charging to our relief at Hooja's back, the craven traitor was sneaking around the outskirts of the nearest Sarian village, that he might come up from the other side when it was too late to save us, claiming that he had become lost among the mountains.
At this solemn moment, and whilst the cheers still resounded, a carriage was driving along the road on the outskirts of the green on which the scene occurred; it pursued its way slowly, on account of the flocks of children who were pushed out of the avenue by the crowd of men and women.
He had been scrupulously careful to take no unfair advantage of his opportunity, when he had removed her from the meeting, and when they had walked together, with hardly a creature to observe them, in the lonely outskirts of the town.
I should have walked on to the church if the conversation of two men and a woman on the outskirts of the crowd had not caught my ear.
While Newgate was burning on the previous night, Barnaby and his father, having been passed among the crowd from hand to hand, stood in Smithfield, on the outskirts of the mob, gazing at the flames like men who had been suddenly roused from sleep.
He had reached the neutral ground upon the outskirts of the town, which was neither town nor country, and yet was either spoiled, when his ears were invaded by the sound of music.
Harrow House was a grim mansion on the outskirts of Dover.
She stopped in the outskirts of the town, where she had noticed trunks for sale, and purchased a handsome one.
Here, on this wild outskirt of the earth, I shall pitch my tent; for, elsewhere a wanderer, and isolated from human interests, I find here a woman, a man, a child, amongst whom and myself there exist the closest ligaments.
By: MENA BEIRUT - 19 August 2017: Lebanese army chief General Joseph Aoun announced on Saturday the start of an operation against Takfiri Daesh group near the Syrian border in the outskirts of al Qaa and Ras Baalbek, Lebanese media reported.
Summary: Three Lebanese soldiers were wounded on the outskirts of Ras Baalbek Wednesday in an exchange of fire with Daesh (ISIS), a security source told The Daily Star.
Mosul / NINA / The commander of liberation operations of Nineveh province announced repelling an attack to Daesh on the outskirts of Qayyarah south of Mosul.