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 That technical mastery of the system is a far cry from what the current front-runner offers. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Bernie Sanders's New Hampshire Win Confirms He is the Front-runner, Like It or Not," 12 Feb. 2020 The first was that Tokyo would be a far cry from Rio. Peter Rubin, Wired, "A First Look at Nike's Gear for the Tokyo Olympics," 5 Feb. 2020 No matter what happens Wednesday, though, the drama of the day will be a far cry from only a few years ago. Mike Rodak | Mrodak@al.com, al, "What’s left for Alabama to do on National Signing Day," 4 Feb. 2020 Such proposals are a far cry from the bold growth-and-investment plans that Hubei’s provincial leaders laid out less than a month ago. The Economist, "Companies warn of economic crisis as China fights the coronavirus," 4 Feb. 2020 Active Starlink craft are a far cry from inert derelict satellites, of course; SpaceX's satellites will be able to sense and autonomously maneuver away from potential collisions, Musk has said. Mike Wall, Scientific American, "Looming Potential Satellite Smashup Could Spawn Dangerous Debris Swarm," 29 Jan. 2020 The new era of Barbies is a far cry from the milky-colored doll that made her first appearance at the American Toy Fair in New York City nearly 61 years ago. BostonGlobe.com, "Remake of the Top of the Hub to cost about $125m," 29 Jan. 2020 But those events are more than a decade gone in Picard, and life in the Burgundy countryside is a far cry from life aboard a starship. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "Star Trek: Picard frontloads fanservice so it can get on with going boldly," 24 Jan. 2020 This is a far cry from the young law clerk who perceived the fundamental forces shaping American executions in the civil rights era. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Alan Dershowitz Hasn’t Changed One Bit," 22 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of far cry

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 Feb 2020

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“Far cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20cry. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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