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Definitions of far

  1. 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"
  2. at or to or from a great distance in space; " he traveled far"; " strayed far from home"; " sat far away from each other"
  3. remote in time; " if we could see far into the future"; " all that happened far in the past"
  4. to a considerable degree; very much; " a far far better thing that I do"; " felt far worse than yesterday"; " eyes far too close together"
  5. 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?"
  6. to an advanced stage or point; " a young man who will go very far"
  7. 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"
  8. being of a considerable distance or length; " a far trek"
  9. beyond a norm in opinion or actions; " the far right"
  10. 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"
  11. A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
  12. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
  13. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
  14. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
  15. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
  16. The more distant of two; as, the far side ( called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.
  17. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
  18. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
  19. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
  20. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
  21. Remote; distant; extending widely or at length; contrary to design or purpose.
  22. Remotely; very much; to a certain point or degree; to a great distance; widely.
  23. Farness.
  24. Farther, further.
  25. Farthest, furthest.
  26. Remote; more distant of two; remote from or contrary to purpose or design.
  27. To a great distance in time, space, or proportion; remotely; considerably or in great part; very much; to a great height; to a certain point, degree, or distance.
  28. At a distance.
  29. At, or to, a distance; very much.
  30. Distant; remote.
  31. Remote; distant; reaching a long way.
  32. To a great distance or degree; by very much.
  33. From afar.
  34. Distant, in any direction; remote; remote from or contrary to design or wish; remote in affection or obedience; alienated; more distant of two.
  35. To a great distance, in space, time, or proportion; remotely; interrogatively, to what distance; in great part; very much; to a certain point. By far, in a great degree; very much. From far, from a great distance; from a remote place. Far from, at a great distance. Far off, at or to a great distance. Far other, very different.
  36. A variety of buckwheat grown on poor lands in the south of Europe.
  37. Distant; remote; more distant; remoter of the two.
  38. Remotely; very much; in a great part, as, " the night is far spent".
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Quotes of far

  1. The chief executive who knows his strengths and weaknesses as a leader is likely to be far more effective than the one who remains blind to them. – John Adair
  2. At home I am a nice guy: but I don't want the world to know. Humble people, I've found, don't get very far – Muhammad Ali
  3. For to change the norms, the very foci of attention, of a cultural system is a difficult task- far more complex than that of changing an individual's attitudes and interests. – James S. Coleman
  4. The large ensemble cast and the fact that it was being shot in New York, combined with a lot of strong positive images as far as African Americans are concerned, really turned me on to The Best Man. – Taye Diggs
  5. I was reading through endless junk scripts that were being sent my way. Typically the roles were to play his wife or his girlfriend- leading roles for women were few and far between. – Roma Downey
  6. Jealousy would be far less torturous if we understood that love is a passion entirely unrelated to our merits. – Paul Eldridge
  7. Noir is dead for me because historically, I think it's a simple view. I've taken it as far as it can go. I think I've expanded on it a great deal, taken it further than any other American novelist. – James Ellroy
  8. I suddenly realized that the fellow who didn't show up was getting about fifty -times more money than I was getting. So I thought, 'this is silly,' and became an actor. I certainly never thought I'd wind up in motion pictures. That was far beyond anything I'd ever dreamed of. – Glenn Ford
  9. Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road. – Dag Hammarskjold
  10. To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all. – Randall Jarrell
  11. My mother, who was professional schoolteacher, was particularly concerned about our formal education and even went so far as to start a private school together with some other parents so that our intellectual needs would be met. – Robert B. Laughlin
  12. Once you find you can't walk as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated. – Robert Sheckley
  13. If you live for your children, they may be smitten down and leave you desolate, or, what is far worse, they may desert you and leave you worse than childless in a cold and unfeeling world. – Matthew Simpson
  14. As far as I'm concerned, "whom" is a word that was invented to make everyone sound like a butler. – Calvin Trillin
  15. Far better an approximate answer to the right question, which is often vague, than the exact answer to the wrong question, which can always be made precise. – John Tukey

Usage examples for far

  1. How had she gone that far – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. " He can't have gone far he said. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  3. So far as I can. – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  4. They need you far more than I shall. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  5. So far as they know it, at least. – A Letter of Credit by Susan Warner
  6. I asked him how far back he could remember. – The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece A Personal View by Norman F. Joly
  7. But there was no answer, and so far as he could tell, there was no one to hear. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair
  8. Here we are as far as we can go. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  9. I don't think he will ever go far – The White Peacock by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  10. There was in it something of the far away. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  11. It's up to you how far we go. – The Case and The Girl by Randall Parrish
  12. I still have some, but it won't go far – The Red Room by August Strindberg
  13. " He wouldn't go that far said Bunny. – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  14. Are you going far – The Star-Gazers by George Manville Fenn
  15. From far far away I have come, Who will come now to take me back home? – The Women of the Arabs by Henry Harris Jessup
  16. That's all I've asked you to do so far – Father Stafford by Anthony Hope
  17. How far may I go? – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  18. I don't see him; but he can't be far off. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  19. Love's about as far away as anything he can get. – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  20. They're too far away. – The Flutter of the Goldleaf; and Other Plays by Olive Tilford Dargan and Frederick Peterson

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