off-lying

adjective

Definition of off-lying

1 : situated off the shore off-lying islands or off the main part off-lying apartment for servants
2 : outlying, remote off-lying provinces

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History and Etymology for off-lying

off entry 1 + lying (after lie off)

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“Off-lying.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/off-lying. Accessed 12 May. 2021.

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