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Definition of far adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (farther, farthest or further, furthest) [only before noun]
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  1. 1at a greater distance away from you I saw her on the far side of the road. at the far end of the room They made for an empty table in the far corner.
  2. 2at the farthest point in a particular direction the far north of Alaska Who is that on the far left of the photo? She is on the far right of the party (= holds extreme right-wing political views).
  3. 3(old-fashioned or literary) a long distance away a far country Somewhere in the far regions of her mind, a voice was screaming warnings.
  4. Idioms
    a far cry from something
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    a very different experience from something All this luxury was a far cry from the poverty of his childhood.
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