far cry

noun

Definition of far cry

1 : a long distance
2 : something notably different the effects of the new law were a far cry from what was intended

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Examples of far cry in a Sentence

the hotel is a far cry from the train station, so you'd better call a cab
Recent Examples on the Web The buzz of powerboats and the bustle of road traffic were a far cry from the small scope and lackadaisical quietness of the Florida 120. al, "Fair winds: Sailing along a coast coming back to life," 20 May 2020 The person behind the persona was a far cry from the smiling star of Space Jam. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, "Can Michael Jordan Fill the Huge Sports-Size Hole in Our Hearts?," 24 Apr. 2020 The county’s number of new cases was down significantly on Saturday and Sunday, however, and just 18 deaths were reported Sunday — a far cry from the county’s record high of 81 deaths on April 18. Shwanika Narayan, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area’s, Los Angeles’ fates diverge on coronavirus, and experts ponder why," 27 Apr. 2020 But according to the Transportation Security Administration, a record-low 97,000 people were screened at airports on Tuesday, half the number from two weeks ago and a far cry from the 2.1 million travelers on the same week day a year ago. Rick Seaney, USA TODAY, "When coronavirus goes away, will all the cheap flights go away with it? No and here's why," 13 Apr. 2020 That’s a far cry from what most of the U.S., including Oregon, is doing. Salem Reporter, oregonlive, "The highest coronavirus infection rate in Oregon? Marion County," 7 Apr. 2020 That’s a far cry from a wild-eyed paramilitary man living off-grid in a bunker designed to weather an EMP blast. Andrew Zaleski, Popular Mechanics, "Expert Disaster Preppers Explain How to Ride Out the Coronavirus Pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 Mr Orban is already sounding chastened: his new year’s message was largely about mundane issues like education and health, a far cry from his usual ranting about enemies within and without. The Economist, "Unite or die The plight of Hungary’s opposition," 30 Jan. 2020 In the photo, a glammed-up Hudgens shows off a rich shade of warm caramel brunette — a far cry from her usual jet-black hue. Aimee Simeon, refinery29.com, "Vanessa Hudgens Makes A Subtle Hair Color Change Amid Breakup Rumors," 15 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of far cry

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Far cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20cry. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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