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A far cry

  • a long distance; in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
Webster 1913

As far as

  • to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as, under As.
  • to the extent or degree. "As far as can be ascertained." Macaulay.
Webster 1913

as far as possible

  • adverb to a feasible extent
    as much as possible.
    • she helped him as much as possible
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As far forth as

  • as far as. Obs. Chaucer.
Webster 1913

By far

  • adverb by a considerable margin
    out and away; by far.
    • she was by far the smartest student
    • it was far and away the best meal he had ever eaten
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  • by much; by a great difference.
Webster 1913

dolce far niente

  • noun carefree idleness
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economic commission for asia and the far east

  • noun the commission of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations that is concerned with economic development of countries in Asia and the Far East
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far and away

  • adverb by a considerable margin
    out and away; by far.
    • she was by far the smartest student
    • it was far and away the best meal he had ever eaten
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Far and near

  • adverb over great areas or distances; everywhere
    far and near.
    • he traveled far and wide
    • the news spread far and wide
    • people came from far and near
    • searched for the child far and near
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  • at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
Webster 1913

Far and wide

  • adverb over great areas or distances; everywhere
    far and near.
    • he traveled far and wide
    • the news spread far and wide
    • people came from far and near
    • searched for the child far and near
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  • distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far and wide his eye commands." Milton.
Webster 1913

Far between

  • with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. "The examinations are few and far between." Farrar.
Webster 1913

far cry

  • noun distance estimated in terms of the audibility of a cry
    • it's a far cry from here
  • noun a disappointing disparity
    • it was a far cry from what he had expected
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far east

  • noun a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
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far left

  • adjective satellite radical or extremely liberal
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Far off

  • . (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." Eph. ii. 13.
Webster 1913

Far other

  • different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. Pope.
Webster 1913

far-famed

  • adjective satellite widely known and esteemed
    renowned; illustrious; famed; celebrated; notable; noted; famous.
    • a famous actor
    • a celebrated musician
    • a famed scientist
    • an illustrious judge
    • a notable historian
    • a renowned painter
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far-flung

  • adjective satellite distributed over a considerable extent
    widespread.
    • far-flung trading operations
    • the West's far-flung mountain ranges
    • widespread nuclear fallout
  • adjective satellite remote
    • far-flung corners of the Empire
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far-off

  • adjective satellite very far away in space or time
    faraway.
    • faraway mountains
    • the faraway future
    • troops landing on far-off shores
    • far-off happier times
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far-out

  • adjective satellite informal terms; strikingly unconventional
    offbeat; quirky; kinky; way-out.
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far-right

  • adjective satellite extremely conservative
    reactionist; reactionary.
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From far

  • from a great distance; from a remote place.
Webster 1913

go far

  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; make it; arrive.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!
  • verb extend in importance or range
    go deep.
    • His accomplishments go far
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in so far

  • adverb to the degree or extent that
    to that extent; insofar; in so far; to that degree.
    • insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man
    • so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint
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louis the far

  • noun king of France whose military victories consolidated his reign (1081-1137)
    Louis the Wideawake; Louis the Bruiser; Louis VI.
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No farther

  • (used elliptically for) go no farther; say no more, etc.
Webster 1913

seek-no-further

Seek"-no-fur`ther noun
Definitions
  1. A kind of choice winter apple, having a subacid taste; -- formerly called go-no-further.
Webster 1913

So far

  • adverb used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    til now; so far; up to now; heretofore; hitherto; until now; as yet; yet.
    • So far he hasn't called
    • the sun isn't up yet
  • adverb to the degree or extent that
    to that extent; insofar; in so far; to that degree.
    • insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man
    • so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint
  • adverb used after a superlative
    yet.
    • this is the best so far
    • the largest drug bust yet
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  • to that point or extent; in that particular. "The song was moral, and so far was right." Cowper.
Webster 1913

So far forth

  • as far; to such a degree. Shak. Bacon.
Webster 1913

thus far

  • adverb used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
    til now; so far; up to now; heretofore; hitherto; until now; as yet; yet.
    • So far he hasn't called
    • the sun isn't up yet
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To go far

  • . (a) To go to a distance. (b) To have much weight or influence.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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