on or from another planet, esp. one remote from the homeworld or far from a solar system’s star
The Resistance is a pleasurable energy, followed by a gladsome Self-finding (Empfindung)—but the Resistee or Out-world Influence is the Condition of this resistance.]
Sometimes…came a foreigner or two from far lands,…attracted, by hearing at Amsterdam of this strange out-world spot.]
Hilary returns to find alien diskoids in Earth’s stratosphere, and out[-]world lords patrolling her cities.
Among other things, the human race had perfected space ships and ventured out into the void. It set up colonies on other planets, suitable. And when the day predicted for centuries by its geologists came, and the great island that was its home began to sink under the surface of the sea, it was ready, and in thousands of space ships set forth, for some, out[-]world portions of the solar system, and the rest, to other and more stable parts of Earth.
It was in the next chamber that the out-world warrior paused.
Men who had stood with a planet for a throne and watched their Empire passing in ordered glory from horizon to horizon across the night sky of Earth—men worshipped as gods on out-world planets, who watched and guided the tide of Empire until it crashed thundering on the shores of ten thousand worlds beyond Vega and Altair.
It is not often that an ambassador from an outworld colony arrives on Earth.
Among his many grievances with the galaxy at large, the extortionate price of repairs and maintenance made by outworld stations ranked high.
Since, as yet, they have been unable to locate the source of our out-world help, they have decided to remove us.
Something moved and partially emerged from cape folds. It was leathery, thin, and brightly colored. Without actually recognizing the object, the outworld tourist nonetheless had an immediate impression of serpentine lethality.
By one of our outworld agents? Are such agents to be expected to stand against those with the powers we have seen demonstrated here?
It was an awesome responsibility, facing only the second outworld spacecraft in the history of the planet.
And if I should happen to turn all suspicious and hand your out-world ass—if you’ll pardon my language—over to the Marshal Service with the recommendation that they just purely investigate the hell out of you?
H. Bates 'A Matter of Size'
OED entry revised in December 2004; the SF sense is not separated out.
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