a world away from

idiom

: completely different from (something)
This small village is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Examples of a world away from in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The video, which has notched more than 100 million views on YouTube, was filmed in freezing conditions in Czechoslovakia, a world away from the beaches of Sydney. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 25 Mar. 2024 Okinawa, with its stunning beaches, might be confused for Hawaii in certain parts while Nikko, just outside of Tokyo, might seem a world away from the crazy hustle of the city. Roger Sands, Forbes, 20 Feb. 2024 The task of managing Sporting — with its squad of young promise and gnarled journeymen — is a world away from taking charge of the superstars at Barcelona or Manchester United. Rory Smith, New York Times, 15 Mar. 2024 Our digital detox was a world away from the tourists taking selfies up the hill backdropped by the iconic grandiose Fairmont Le Château Frontenac​​. Juliet Kinsman, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Mar. 2024 Huang overcame adversity to succeed Huang’s advice for America’s next-gen elite comes from a place of experience: His life now is a world away from his childhood, which was, by his own admission, steeped in adversity. Orianna Rosa Royle, Fortune, 13 Mar. 2024 The rural area, roughly 30 miles north of the tony shops and vineyards of Calistoga, is a world away from the Bay Area. Paul Rogers, The Mercury News, 25 Feb. 2024 Ojai, population 7,500, is half a world away from the Gaza Strip. Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times, 16 Feb. 2024 After landing at National, the political economist and skin care entrepreneur was trapped with his fellow passengers in a cramped American Airlines commuter jet for three hours, tantalizingly close but a world away from the gate that would set them free. Olivia Diaz, Washington Post, 16 Jan. 2024

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“A world away from.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20world%20away%20from. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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