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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Synonyms & Antonyms for far cry


afar, country mile, long haul, mile


hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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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

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Virtually every climber documents his or her adventure through blogs, Facebook pages, Instagram posts and live video, a far cry from the technology available in 1953, when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first ascent. Michael Kodas, The Denver Post, "Guest Commentary: Mount Everest is packed. Whose fault is that?," 7 June 2019 The final showdown plays down on an armored train that gets lifted several feet into the air, a far cry from the intergalactic battle on the moon that caps off the comic-book version of the story. David Sims, The Atlantic, "A Slapdash Farewell to the X-Men Series," 6 June 2019 In the shot, Cyrus and Hemsworth were dressed down in tees, a far cry from their ultra-glamorous looks. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth Attend the Met Gala for the First Time as a Couple," 6 May 2019 Maisie Williams is a far cry from the stealthy killer Arya Stark in her latest project: a collaborative video with singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Maisie Williams Stars in Alice Phoebe Lou's Stellar "Galaxies" Video," 6 May 2019 That visit long ago was a far cry from Save Venice’s Ballo in Maschera in New York’s Plaza Hotel, which co-chair Lauren Santo Domingo has turned into the junior Met Ball. Whitney Robinson, ELLE Decor, "This Year's Save Venice Masked Ball Was More Glam Than Ever," 1 May 2019 That’s a far cry from a missile that could theoretically stay aloft for days and fly for 10,000 miles or more. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Putin’s New Missiles Are Having Decidedly Mixed Success," 25 Mar. 2019 This will be Lady Gaga's first solo album since 2016's Joanne, which polarized fans with its acoustic, stripped-down sound—a far cry from the splashy, electro-pop hits that made her a household name. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Lady Gaga's New Album: Everything We Know So Far," 13 Mar. 2019 Only 1,550 Model 3s had been delivered by January 1, 2018 – a far cry from the 5,000 per week rate Musk originally promised for the end of 2017. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "The Verge 2018 tech report card: Tesla," 29 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of far cry

1817, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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