far cry


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 Fish later announced a distribution deal with Virgin Music Label and Artist Services, marking his first major label endeavor – a far cry from crafting beats on Fruity Loops in his cousin’s basement studio after school. Neena Rouhani, Billboard, 25 July 2022 The systems now sequester 40 million metric tons of carbon emissions a year — a far cry from the 1.7 billion metric tons international officials want to see by the end of this decade. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 The all-stock deal values Zymergen at $300 million market capitalization, a far cry from its roughly $3 billion valuation at its initial public offering last April. Derek Saul, Forbes, 25 July 2022 State Senator Jamie Eldridge, an Acton Democrat who represents towns just south of the district, described the purple 1st Middlesex District as a far cry from eastern Massachusetts. Simon Levien, BostonGlobe.com, 22 July 2022 However, on the surface the latest iteration of the restaurant looks like a far cry from previous Underbelly establishments. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 21 July 2022 The bleak picture is a far cry from a little over decade ago, when China was routinely posting growth close to or exceeding 10 percent. Eva Dou, Washington Post, 14 July 2022 But when Urban, who hails from New Zealand, opens his mouth, out comes a distinctly Kiwi accent and a jocular tone, a far cry from Butcher's growling, expletive-laden Cockwi. Evan Romano, Men's Health, 8 July 2022 Authorities have also heavily restricted media access to the handover celebrations, a far cry from the open reporting environment and freewheeling local press of years past. Jessie Yeung, CNN, 30 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of far cry

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of far cry was in 1817

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30 Jul 2022

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“Far cry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20cry. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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