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far and away

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv far and away by a considerable margin "she was by far the smartest student","it was far and away the best meal he had ever eaten"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.
    • Far and away by a great deal
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Quotations

  • (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    (Decimus Junius Juvenalis) Juvenal
    “The short bloom of our brief and narrow life flies far away. While we are calling for flowers and wine and woman, old age is upon us.”
  • Meister Eckhart
    Meister%20Eckhart
    “Man goes far away or near but God never goes far-off; he is always standing close at hand, and even if he cannot stay within he goes no further than the door.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “No man needs sympathy because he has to work. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feor; Dut. ver; Ice. fiarre; Ger. fern.

Usage

In literature:

We are going far, far away, and we shall not tell you where.
"Among the Farmyard People" by Clara Dillingham Pierson
Bunny and Sue were allowed to go to the clay-pond because it was not deep, and not far away.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue on Grandpa's Farm" by Laura Lee Hope
I want you to go with me far, far away, where we've never been before, to make a new life, and belong only to each other.
"The Guests Of Hercules" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
Then suddenly, far away, came the sound of trumpets, and gusts of distant cheering, like the sound of the wind in thick foliage.
"By What Authority?" by Robert Hugh Benson
She stood up and looked around for a water sign, and not far away discovered a little clump of willows, which advertised a spring.
"Ted Strong in Montana" by Edward C. Taylor
For the next two or three days Bunny Brown and his sister Sue did not go far away from Aunt Lu's house.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Aunt Lu's City Home" by Laura Lee Hope
A great longing came to him to get away, far away, and be alone.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
The thing is to get as far through them as possible before being seen or heard, then mount and away.
"Marion's Faith." by Charles King
The sun sets, the colours grow pale, and the long shadows which the camels lately cast far away over the ground fade away.
"From Pole to Pole" by Sven Anders Hedin
It was always at dusk when the shadows were long there, and she a shadow among them, so unobtrusive and far away.
"The Best Short Stories of 1917" by Various
A slow, regular, plodding sound, and quite far away.
"A Voice in the Wilderness" by Grace Livingston Hill
June was half over, and the only glimpse of green she had had was the top of the mountain, far-away.
"Christie Redfern's Troubles" by Margaret Robertson
He had not gone far and we soon found him, but too far away to get a shot.
"In Africa" by John T. McCutcheon
There is time, and plenty, for my scouts are far enough away, and the enemy is not in sight.
"Fitz the Filibuster" by George Manville Fenn
Well, my boy, there's nothing like being prepared; and we are going far away from doctors, if we wanted their help.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
The darkness in the canyon grew deeper, and more stars clustered out overhead; but far, so very far away!
"The Man of the Desert" by Grace Livingston Hill
I like the verse about doing His commandments for life; but for death your verse is far and away the best.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
It fell far short and the rabbits sprang up and ran quickly away.
"An American Robinson Crusoe" by Samuel. B. Allison
You came here from far away, I think a little weary, too, and something failed you.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
Timmendiquas stood not far away, and in a group, as usual, were the renegades.
"The Riflemen of the Ohio" by Joseph A. Altsheler
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In poetry:

Oh, far away in time they rode
Upon their wanderings,
And still in story goes abroad
The riding of the Kings.
"In a Far Land Upon a Day" by Eleanor Farjeon
What liberty so glad and gay,
As where the mountain boy,
Reckless of regions far away,
A prisoner lives in joy?
"Twenty-Second Sunday After Trinity" by John Keble
And what is left to hope, my dear,
Or what is left to say?
The rose, the little wind and you
Have gone so far away.
"The Little Rose Is Dust, My Dear" by Grace Hazard Conkling
She stood beside me as I wrought
Within the four-foot way;
She walked beside me as I thought,
And toil was far away.
"The Old Familiar Ways" by Alexander Anderson
As onward, onward still she goes,
With steady step and true,
Towards her goal, yet far away,
Hid in the horizon blue.
"A Ballad Of 1812" by Sarah Anne Curzon
Foolish heart and faithful hand,
Little feet that touched no land.
Far away the ripple sped,
Ripple-ripple running red!
"A Ripple Song" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

In her five decades of songwriting, King 's hits have included "You've Got a Friend," "So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
In her five decades of songwriting, Miss King 's hits have included "You've Got a Friend," "So Far Away" and "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman.
Once upon a time in a land far away there was a village that lived in peace and harmony.
A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook Japan's northeastern coast, triggering a small tsunami and causing buildings to sway as far away as Tokyo.
Long Ago and Far Away & Other Hits.
Kelly Harland Sings Jerome Kern: Long Ago and Far Away Origin Records.
Long Ago and Far Away & Other Hits.
Sure, it's far away and in the heart of a town known for its right-wing religious zealots.
And if a pair is lost, a replacement is as far away as a corner drugstore.
The Sequim Lawnmower Racing Association hosts at least two dozen racers from as far away as Oregon and Canada.
Bonds won seven National League MVPs, far and away the most in history.
Over the course of six days, 250 to 300 birders from as far away as Michigan, Washington, Arizona, California and Canada come to West Virginia just to see birds.
Far away from a flock of fans collecting autographs before the Islanders' last home game of the season on Thursday, a bearded man wearing a flat cap and a backpack on his shoulder walked out a side entrance at Nassau Coliseum, alone.
(AP) — Jackson's annual Pole Pedal Paddle race drew competitors from as far away as Indiana and California but a local emerged as the winner.
It's not just that you're far away from home, away from the people you love and your comforting routines and surroundings.
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In science:

He accepted both their claim that the results of these it unperformed measurements are indeed physically real, and that these physical realities could not be influenced by what far-away experimenters choose to measure at essentially the same instant of time.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
This situation is much more extreme in GRBs due to the very large (in the range 102−104) and time varying (on time scales ranging from fractions of seconds to months) gamma Lorentz factors between the Laboratory frame and the far away observer.
Observational tests of the Electro-Magnetic Black Hole Theory in Gamma-Ray Bursts
Consider one such triangulated 2-disk for each edge of l and glue to the previously obtained D2 to get a 2-disk in PD (G) bounding l and far away.
A refinement of the simple connectivity at infinity of groups
To explain the concept of a “tan point”, we imagine that the simple random walker leaves behind an opaque trail, and that the sun is shining from infinitely far away in the positive x-direction.
Excited Random Walk
Proof By Lemma 4.3.1, φ is upward taut if and only if for some x, there exists a sequence yj arbitrarily far away from x for which φ(y )−φ(x) ≥ D(x, yj )−C .
Random Surfaces
In mesoscopic quantum systems at low temperatures and far away from any phase transition, many of the relevant physical phenomena can be described in the mean field approximation.
Semiclassical Construction of Random Wave Functions for Confined Systems
In principle galaxies are, besides quasars, also good candidates for a proper motion link if they are sufficiently far away and well detectable for the instrument.
Formalism and quality of a proper motion link with extragalactic objects for astrometric satellite missions
To see this one notes that the reality status, or existence, of very small physical systems or very large and far away systems, is more indirect than is the reality status of systems that are, or are perceived to be, moderate sized (∼ our size) systems.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
Regarding the theory-experiment connection it was noted that the reality status for very small and very large far away ob jects is more indirect than for nearby laboratory sized ob jects.
Towards a Coherent Theory of Physics and Mathematics: The Theory-Experiment Connection
We find the eigenvector P ⋆(h) for the matrix Wh and using P ⋆(h) and pm(h)’s calculate the average magnetization far away from the boundary.
Absence of jump discontinuity in the magnetization in quasi-one-dimensional random-field Ising models
Note that Close(U, V ) will be small if U and V intersect in a single point yet are otherwise very far away.
Scaling limits of the uniform spanning tree and loop-erased random walk on finite graphs
We note that so far we only have expressions for transitions away from the paramagnetic state; we are not yet able to determine the F→SG transition (when both F and SG phases exist) analytically, since this would require us to solve our equations below the P→F and/or P→SG transition temperatures.
Finitely connected vector spin systems with random matrix interactions
Let us suppose that in addition to the ground state, this system has another thermodynamically relevant (Griffith) region of the configurational space located ”far away” from the ground state and separated from it by a finite barrier of the free energy (see Fig.1).
Off-perturbative states in disordered systems
Because of some numerical evidence and a belief that these numbers behave like most of the numbers in this respect, it is often conjectured that their partial quotients form an unbounded sequence, but we seem to be very far away from a proof (or a disproof ).
On the complexity of algebraic numbers II. Continued fractions
To check this expectation we compute the correlation coefficient for the spectral radiance at 573 nm, relatively far away from the random laser emission peak, and the pump marker.
Intrinsic fluctuations in random lasers
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