the open air


: a location not in a building : the outdoors
He hung his clothes out to dry in the open air.

Examples of the open air in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Attached to the center rafter, now exposed to the open air, was a deflated, blue party balloon: a relic of the memories that were so often made there. Eleanor McCrary, The Courier-Journal, 26 July 2023 This gave way to the dramatic opening of the room’s ceiling, giving new meaning to the venue’s name, the Hall of Stars, as the party carried on in the open air and a fireworks show erupted in the bay. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, 1 Aug. 2023 The music blasting in the open air provoked me and others to dance, bringing back my own happy feelings from decades earlier. Wendy S. Walters, Harper's BAZAAR, 11 July 2023 There is also nowhere in the city to test nuclear weapons or fire machine guns in the open air. Curbed, 7 Mar. 2023 His clothes can still be seen hanging — now exposed in the open air behind the portion of the building that crumbled. Adriana Diaz, CBS News, 31 May 2023 The other side is where holes No. 12 and No. 13 are seen through the open air of the suites. Calvin Watkins, Dallas News, 12 May 2023 If fish have gills to extrapolate oxygen from the water even at depth, how do mudskippers breathe in the open air? Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 9 May 2023 With sport sandal-style water shoes, which typically expose the upper parts of your feet and toes to the open air, drainage is almost instantaneous. Nathan Borchelt, Travel + Leisure, 4 May 2023 See More

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“The open air.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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