the open air

noun

: 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 But that’s not always a rosy picture of hens scrambling in the open air. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 6 July 2024 Summer is prime time for doing as much outside as possible, from barbecues to bonfires to hiking or exercising in the open air. Korin Miller, Flow Space, 4 July 2024 The coolant gives up its heat to the open air, given the right difference in temperature. Charles Q. Choi, IEEE Spectrum, 13 June 2024 Families are welcome, and little ones are catered for in the kids’ club, which favors activities in the open air over technological distractions. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Dec. 2023 But the video, shot in the open air as Kyiv was under attack, was also a recovery of the meaning of freedom of speech, which has been forgotten. Timothy Snyder, Foreign Affairs, 6 Sep. 2022 It is located in the open air near the main pool and beach entrance and is equipped with a sushi bar and live music most nights. Taylor McIntyre, Travel + Leisure, 26 May 2024 Or, embrace the open air at the Skyline Wilderness Park or Sugarloaf Ridge State Park. Kara Peeler, Sunset Magazine, 21 May 2024 Other vehicles lined up in the open air include tanks, armored personnel carriers, and suchlike made in countries ranging from Britain to Turkey to Australia. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 8 May 2024

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“The open air.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20open%20air. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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