outside of


Also found in: Idioms.

outside of

prep.
Outside; aside from.
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"Why don't you use it on your streets, then, and the outside of your houses, to make them as pretty as they are within?" she inquired.
Who cares for the outside of anything?" asked the Chief.
It was broad daylight when Anne awoke and sat up in bed, staring confusedly at the window through which a flood of cheery sunshine was pouring and outside of which something white and feathery waved across glimpses of blue sky.
But it was morning and, yes, it was a cherry-tree in full bloom outside of her window.
Some of my people were seated outside of a hut, talking together over a fire.
The key of the old- fashioned bureau in which the papers were kept I sealed up, and left it on my table, with Marian's name written on the outside of the little packet.
-- Checking email outside of normal business hours does not appear to be a burden for U.S.
"We're thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to building on this award to continue to develop our Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) provision and contribute to the promotion of the many benefits of taking teaching and learning outside of the classroom walls."
However, "the box" (and not just its metaphorical sense) does not exist, so "thinking outside of the box" is a flawed concept; simply THINKING will suffice.
As a top transportation designer outside of the auto industry recently told me, "Detroit isn't much of a barometer anymore, as opposed to what Germany or Japan is doing.
On the surface, the latter may seem counterintuitive, but ideas and practices from outside of sociology and its curriculum reinforce some ideas as effectively as ideas from within the discipline.