out West

idiom

variants or out west
US, informal
: in or to the western part of a country or region
He headed out west after he graduated.

Examples of out West in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While the East Coast will have the best view, people out West should be able to see it, too—so long as the skies are clear. Blake Bakkila, Sunset Magazine, 1 June 2024 Recent deadly hailstorms in Texas and Oklahoma and threats of wildfires out West underscore how more common perils can present costly threats for insurance companies, too—and these types of weather events are only getting more common, turning the screws on insurers even more. Dylan Sloan, Fortune, 29 May 2024 Banta-Green, who also directs UW's Community-Engaged Drug Education, Epidemiology & Research Center, says an increase in the fentanyl supply out West, as the study suggests, would reflect what he's seen happen in Washington state. Emma Bowman, NPR, 13 May 2024 On the album cover, the striking horse points to the importance of equestrian culture not just out West but also in major Southern cities like Houston, Texas. Robyn Mowatt, Essence, 1 Apr. 2024 On Thursday morning, the storm system that is expected to affect the East Coast was out West, bringing a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain to the central and southern Rockies. Edward Shaw, NBC News, 4 Jan. 2024 Meanwhile, the apparent shift out West comes as Gov. Greg Abbott contends with Biden on the issue, saying Texas will enforce immigration laws within its borders in the absence of federal enforcement. Griff Jenkins, Fox News, 4 Mar. 2024 Decades ago, Engle fled an unstable home in Pennsylvania and ended up with her dad out West, attending Carlsbad High School. Blake Nelson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Feb. 2024 Barrow is an outsider, an orphan from one of the Native American orphanages out West. Mary Ann Gwinn, Los Angeles Times, 8 Feb. 2024

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“Out West.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/out%20West. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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