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Sample sentences for the GRE study word outskirts

outskirts can be used as a noun

1."We are on the outskirts of Lee," said my companion. - from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
2.The soldiers had made the people on the outskirts of Horsell lock up and leave their houses. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
3.His evenings were spent either before his landlady's piano or roaming about the outskirts of the city. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
4.On the outskirts of it, they met a workman swinging his bag of tools, and Tommy stopped him with a question. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
5.He was born in Camberwell, on the outskirts of London, in. - from English Literature by William J. Long
6.As is customary in those cases, the boats at once separated, each making for some one lone whale on the outskirts of the shoal. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.Forthwith the six guns which, unknown to anyone on the right bank, had been hidden behind the outskirts of that village, fired simultaneously. - from The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells
8.On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9.She had reached the outskirts of the city when she found the road blocked by a great drove of cattle, driven by a half-dozen wild-looking herdsmen from the plains. - from A Study In Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle

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