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There is too much illegal logging at the forest’s periphery.
  the outside boundary or surface of something;

or more rarely:  outside the area of main activity
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periphery peripheries
Strongly Associated with:   peripheral
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  • There is too much illegal logging at the forest’s periphery.
  • at the periphery of common sense
  • There were armed guards standing in front of the station house door and scattered around the periphery.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • Parts of the room are lost in shadow, but I can sense something moving at its periphery.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall

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  • In my periphery I saw Dad lean forward, listening to his son.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • A dozen isolated individuals on the periphery: sentries.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It being just after ten, the immense mall parking lot is practically deserted, save the hulking, older-model and econobox cars of the store employees, which sparsely line the far periphery in a gesture to the large weekend crowds that have long gone elsewhere.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And the animals also on the periphery of rooms and porches, their sounds forever in your ear.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • If I stood still for too long, I found myself on the periphery again.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Puller kept scanning ahead and on the peripheries.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day

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  • So Lorenzo hovered on the periphery, cleaning the occasional tool and watching closely as Jose, his older brother, helped.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Aunt Carol is standing at the field’s periphery with my uncle, Grace, and Jenny, talking to Mrs. Springer, my history teacher.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • We were aware of the new foreigners on the periphery of our town.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • Her eyes’ periphery glimpsed the book.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A man at the periphery saw Alan and got the attention of the man next to him.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • Sometimes I could almost see her—really see her, I mean—just at the periphery of my eyesight.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • I see a flicker of movement in my periphery, and look out the window that faces the apple orchard.
    Veronica Roth  --  Insurgent
  • Only at the very periphery of the simulator did the M.D. field weaken.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • Right before we jump down from the car, I see Tobias turn his head in my periphery, and I glance back at him.
    Veronica Roth  --  Divergent
  • HASSAN MILLED ABOUT the periphery of my life after that.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Around the periphery of the conservatory area stood marble-topped tables on intricately beautiful wrought-iron legs.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • Mariam went back to the kolba This time, she walked around the west-facing periphery of the clearing so she wouldn’t have to pass by Nana.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • At first, he was going to answer that no one did, but then he noticed the paint cans, the drop sheets, and the growing pile of newspapers in the periphery of his vision.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Langdon felt like a ship on the periphery of a storm . tossed but detached.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • I helped him construct a sturdy stick barricade around the periphery so the jungle animals and village goats would not come in and wreck our tender vegetables when they came.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • She who had been skimming along on life’s turning but never-changing periphery had to be ready to be a "buddy" by day and maybe by night.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Nico and his two captives, Don and Vitellius, stood on the periphery.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • The man with the scars came sprinting toward her from the periphery, pushing her out of the way just as The Cat landed and smashed the altar with a downward swing of his thigh-sized arms.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • They went snooping into his eyes and ears with tiny beams of light, assaulted his legs and feet with rubber hammers and vibrating forks, drew blood from his veins, held anything handy up for him to see on the periphery of his vision.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The cats, for example: the two thin gray toms who appeared with every twilight and prowled the Square, stopping to examine the cars parked around its periphery-behavior puzzling to him until Mrs. Meier explained that the cats were hunting for dead birds caught in the vehicles’ engine grilles.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • Filming in the erratic style of an amateur home video, the camera now panned up to the periphery of the room to reveal a small group of men observing the initiate.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Around the periphery of a great square were shops selling every implement he could imagine related to the erection and destruction of buildings.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • For a long time he had stood on the periphery of the gathering, his hands clasped, his large, dark eyes very still.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • The shape of the task group was a giant oval, its periphery marked by the wakes of destroyers and guided-missile frigates and cruisers.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • He was her yoga buddy, on the periphery of her life.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • He was struggling not to allow into his mind the thought that was pressing against its periphery: What were the chances and how long would it take-according to the mathematical theory of probability-for primitive men, working by rule-of-thumb, to hit the right combination of parts and re-create the motor of this engine?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • She jammed down the accelerator and let up the clutch, slowly, agonizingly, not wanting to stall the engine, conscious of Miro at the periphery of her vision and aware, too, that the children were stirring.
    Robert Cormier  --  After the First Death
  • While white people in the periphery were arming themselves against the day when they would have to defend themselves from attack by blacks (and really believed someone was fomenting a racial war in which black people would rise up and attack them), black people mostly without arms huddled inside the ghettos feeling that they were surrounded by armed whites.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Keeping to the peripheries, never saying a word, he’d hear militiamen tell the refugees that the RPF, that army of Tutsi cockroaches from Uganda, was moving close, slaughtering Hutus.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • To my knowledge, no human operator has ever penetrated Core periphery.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • After that, he was in my dreams nearly every night, but always on the periphery, never within reach.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • What fascinated him was the little individual who tries to have a charge counter to the central magnetic one and dance his own dance on the periphery.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Ari hung back on the periphery.
    James Patterson  --  Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
  • I could see the roof of the doublewide over to my right, the road to my left, but the garden seemed thick enough to have pushed them back even farther on the periphery, as if once you entered it moved in to surround you, crowding up close to hold you there.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • On the periphery, there were a pair of competing food sellers and a couple of men who had set up games of Zo—it involved a board and a thing that looked like a Victorian teapot, for shaking dice.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It exploded, bouncing off the wall to the ground, the vapours spreading instantly, clouds of gas swirling, choking men within its billowing periphery.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Velutha put Rahel down, and she stood forlornly at the edge of the driveway, on the periphery of the Play, a Gnap looming large and nasty on her horizon.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The name Zala had come up on four occasions in the material that Mia had gathered over the last two years, but always on the periphery, always eerily elusive.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • It was important, however, not to provoke it; once this lazy creature moved from the peripheries to the center, then the knifing pains would obliterate all thought, and there would be no chance of dining with Leon and the family tonight.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • But even as a periphery character, Roarke sells news.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
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