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by far

Definition of by far

  1. :  by a great extent or degree <Frank was by far the best runner.> <This one is better than that one by far.>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  at or to a considerable distance in space

    :  to a great extent :  much

    :  by a broad interval :  widely

  1. :  remote in space

    :  distinctly different in quality or relationship

    :  remote in time


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