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offing

Saltos de línea: off¦ing
Pronunciación: /ˈɒfɪŋ
 
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Definición de offing en inglés:

sustantivo

The more distant part of the sea in view.
Example sentences
  • We came past the island two days later and gave it an offing of over a mile compared to our usual half mile, with nothing to be seen, felt or smelt.

Origen

early 17th century: perhaps from off + -ing1.

Frases

in the offing

1
Likely to happen or appear soon: there are several initiatives in the offing
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Now, with Berry's inquiry in the offing, it is likely to resonate with a much wider audience.
  • We could not approach industry for substantive new funding with the minister's initiative in the offing.
  • Now there appears to be a savage credit crunch in the offing, and nobody seems to even notice.
Sinónimos

Words that rhyme with offing

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