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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. 2 at 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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