far has definitions from the field of politics
[ adverb ] to a considerable degree; very much


"a far far better thing that I do" "felt far worse than yesterday" "eyes far too close together"

Used in print

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

His statistical record that year , when Texas won only one game and lost nine , was far from impressive : he carried the ball three times for a net gain of 10 yards , punted once for 39 yards and caught one pass for 13 yards .

(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)

The objectification of the world of spirit in popular superstition had certainly gone far beyond what the experience of spirit could justify or support .

(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)

But it is to say that this need is far more important for such infatuation than most_of the pundits seem to have suspected .

(Edward E. Kelly, S.J., "Christian Unity in England"...)

Since arriving here , however , I have formed a far different religious picture of present-day England .

(Mr. America, 4:6...)

Far from discouraging Henri , his parents urge him on to greater and greater accomplishments .

[ adverb ] at or to or from a great distance in space


"he traveled far" "strayed far from home" "sat far away from each other"

Used in print

(James Boylan, "Mutinity"...)

But there remained one mysterious , unexplored gap , far to_the_north .

A group of sailors announced to Hudson that they would sail no farther .

(John Harnsberger and Robert P. Wilkins,...)

By fall , 443 survivors of this arduous journey were clustered about Fort_Snelling , but most_of them were sent_on to Galena and St._Louis , with a few going as far as Vevay , Indiana , a notable Swiss center in the United_States .

(L. Don Leet and Florence J. Leet, editors, The World of...)

Earthquakes originate as far as 400 miles below the surface , but they do not occur at greater depths .

( 1 ) As far down as 400 miles below the surface the material should be hot enough to be plastic and adjust itself to twisting forces by sluggish flow rather than by breaking , as rigid surface rocks do .

[ adverb ] at or to a certain point or degree


"I can only go so far before I have to give up" "how far can we get with this kind of argument?"

Used in print

(Bonnie Prudden, "The Dancer and the Gymnast"...)

Start by falling forward to a point close to the feet , and , as strength improves , fall farther and farther out .

Start by falling forward to a point close to the feet , and , as strength improves , fall farther and farther out .

(Tristram P. Coffin, "Folklore in the American Twentieth...)

Both shudder at the thought of proceeding too far beyond the sewage_system and the electric light lines .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

Although they journeyed westerly as far as Germantown , beyond the Erie roundhouse and the machine_shop , and along the Delaware and Hudson_Canal , and northward to Brooklyn , below Point_Peter , he could see the church spire wherever he looked_back .

[ adjective ] at a great distance in time or space or degree


"we come from a far country" "far corners of the earth" "the far future" "a far journey" "the far side of the road" "far from the truth" "far in the future"

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The orchestra is far enough away from you that you miss the bow scrapes , valve clicks , and other noises incidental_to playing .

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

Although we are still far from a complete understanding of these problems , as a first approximation , it is suggested that alterations in the hypothalamic balance with consequent changes in the hypothalamic cortical discharges account_for major changes in behavior seen in various moods and states of emotions in man and beast under physiological circumstances , in experimental and clinical neurosis , and as the result of psychopharmacological agents .

(W. E. B. DuBois, Worlds of Color....)

There were two liquor saloons not very far from the church , one white , that_is conducted for white people with a side_entrance for Negroes ; the other exclusively Negro .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

He stared at the far morning , expecting a pendulum to swing across the horizon .

(Bruce Palmer, "My Brother's Keeper", Many Are...)

Hillman had ordered him not to leave the far bank .

[ adjective ] being of a considerable distance or length


"a far trek"

Used in print

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

Hoijer 's Athabascan and my Yokuts share 71 identical meanings ( with allowance for several near synonyms like stomach belly , big large , long far , many much , die dead , say speak ) .

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[ adverb ] remote in time


"if we could see far into the future" "all that happened far in the past"

Used in print

(Clement Greenberg, "Collage" in his Art and...)

But it is also true that Braque was the consistent pioneer in the use of simulated textures as_well_as of typography ; and moreover , he had already begun to broaden and simplify the facet-planes of Analytical_Cubism as far back as the end of 1910 .

[ adjective ] being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle


"the horse on the right is the far horse" "the right side is the far side of the horse"

Used in print

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

There was a blur just under my focus of vision , a crash ; the car 's far windshield panel turned_into a silver web with a dark hole in_the center .

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[ noun ] (politics) a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to reinstitute Hutu control


"in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"

[ adverb ] to an advanced stage or point


"a young man who will go very far"

[ adjective ] beyond a norm in opinion or actions


"the far right"

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