the off


: the beginning of a race
: the very beginning
Right from the off, I knew she was against me.

Examples of the off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Read on to start planning your trip to Italy in the off season. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 6 Apr. 2024 Padding stats and looking at the off season in Week 18. The Enquirer, 23 Feb. 2024 There’s also a junior version to keep younger golfers motivated in the off season or to celebrate their latest accomplishment. Amy Schlinger,, 19 Dec. 2023 What the off week ahead brings, if anything, remains to be seen. Kirk Kenney, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Oct. 2023 Fire prevention zones — created in the off season — can help slow approaching blazes so that people can escape, and can also enable firefighters to gain control over some areas. Ian Austen, New York Times, 27 Aug. 2023 Rodriguez, as well as many of his teammates, stayed in Florida for the off day following a three-game series against the Miami Marlins. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 31 July 2023 Cousins also takes some time to read and respond to letters from fans during the off day, an endearing moment during the series. Safid Deen, USA TODAY, 14 July 2023 Another stunning component were the tulle sleeves that softened the off-the-shoulder look. Adrianna Freedman, Good Housekeeping, 5 Apr. 2023

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“The off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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