as far as

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: to the extent or degree that
is safe, as far as we know
often used in expressions like "as far as (something) goes" and "as far as (something) is concerned" to mean "with regard to (something)"
we felt pretty safe as far as the fire was concernedMark Twain
or in expressions like "as far as (someone) is concerned" to mean "in (someone's) opinion"
as far as I'm concerned, it's a mistake

as far as

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: with regard to : concerning
neatly groomed and, as far as clothes, casual lookingThe New York Times
as far as being mentioned in the Ten Commandments, I think it isBilly Graham
chiefly in oral use

Examples of as far as in a Sentence

Preposition as far as a menu for the event, I haven't given it any thought
Recent Examples on the Web
Batiste: Yeah, as far as rap music in New Orleans, there was a real movement with Master P and the Hot Boys. Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, 29 Nov. 2023 The filmmaker has also praised his star’s singing voice on more than one occasion, even going as far as comparing him to Bing Crosby. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 28 Nov. 2023 That was a turning point, as far as the Palestinian public was concerned. Emily Bazelon, New York Times, 20 Nov. 2023 From a diner’s perspective, there are many things to love about going out to eat on Thanksgiving, but as far as I’m concerned, the best of all is seeing how chefs interpret the holiday. Carly Westerfield, Bon Appétit, 20 Nov. 2023 Flex your feet forward and back as far as possible while holding the handles by your thighs. Nicole Borgenicht, Health, 17 Nov. 2023 But from that point, they are made to have some fun with, as far as dippers and sides. Aly Walansky, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Eyman’s account suggests that, as far as Hollywood was concerned, the lack of support was due to jealousy. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 People who traveled from as far as Montana and the Dakotas described Arizona’s sober-living providers as slapdash operations where drugs and alcohol were plentiful, but actual help was scarce. Jack Healy, New York Times, 11 Nov. 2023
Since then, the bank with the logo of a golden winged eagle swooping across a dark green sky, has expanded dramatically, with branches up and down the state, across the west, and as far as New York. Sam Whiting, San Francisco Chronicle, 19 Mar. 2023 The massive beach continues on for as far as the eye can see, bordered by flowing grassy dunes and massive cliffs hugging its edges. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 18 Mar. 2023 The Wildcats have never made it as far as the Sweet 16, losing in the second round in 2017 in their only other tournament trip. Mark Heim |, al, 18 Mar. 2023 The chemical, a weed killer, killed animals and vegetation downstream as far as Lake Shasta. Jacob Fulton,, 17 Mar. 2023 Lips are sealed as far as deal details go, but Parker is expected to write, produce and direct features in the horror genre. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Mar. 2023 Far From Home While the La Tène culture seemingly spread to regions as far as England, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic, the Celts never lived in Brandenburg. Marisa Sloan, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2023 But these worries are – at least as far as large language models are concerned – groundless. Nir Eisikovits, Fortune, 15 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use


14th century, in the meaning defined above


1523, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of as far as was in the 14th century

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