by some distance

idiom

: by a great extent or degree : by far
The book is better than the movie by some distance.

Examples of by some distance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The European Union has promised to expedite the shipment of shells after failing by some distance to meet its pledge in the past year. Tim Lister, CNN, 6 Apr. 2024 In the Flesh) Bernard Rose's elegant and haunting original (aided by Phillip Glass' impeccable gothic score) continues to out-measure its successors in terms of quality by some distance. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 25 Oct. 2023 Bernard Rose's elegant and haunting original (aided by Phillip Glass' impeccable gothic score) continues to out-measure its successors in terms of quality by some distance. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 25 Oct. 2023 Taylor Swift commands Australia’s albums chart, and hits double figures at the summit as 1989 (Taylor’s Version) knocks-up week 10 at No. 1. 1989 (Taylor’s Version) (via Universal) is by some distance the most successful of Swift’s re-recorded albums in these parts, ARIA notes. Lars Brandle, Billboard, 5 Jan. 2024 India is, by some distance, the largest buyer of arms from Israel; the country is seen as a dependable source of high-grade military technology. Vaibhav Vats, The Atlantic, 26 Oct. 2023 The world's most populous nation has -- by some distance -- the world's largest network of high-speed railways. Ben Jones, CNN, 19 May 2021 AirPods Max are the most expensive AirPods, by some distance, so maybe this change will be the moment AirPods Max will switch to H2 as well. David Phelan, Forbes, 26 Mar. 2023 Bernard Rose's elegant and haunting original (aided by Phillip Glass' impeccable gothic score) continues to out-measure its successors in terms of quality by some distance. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 30 Sep. 2022

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“By some distance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20some%20distance. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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