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 But the demand is a far cry from before last spring’s shutdown, when Nari was a buzzy, brand new restaurant and diners had to make reservations weeks in advance for a prime-time table. Elena Kadvany, San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. restaurant reservations are lower any other major U.S. city, but demand is swiftly picking up," 30 Apr. 2021 While representation alone is a far cry from structural change, the baby steps matter. Los Angeles Times, "‘Something to prove’: In ‘Mortal Kombat,’ Lewis Tan aims for more than movie stardom," 24 Apr. 2021 For Liverpool, this move is a far cry from the values on which the club is often (ironically) sold. James Nalton, Forbes, "Liverpool’s European Super League Involvement Will Mean A Loss Of Fans And Identity," 19 Apr. 2021 The low-profile, 1,700-pound, 650-horsepower IndyCar is a far cry from the 3,400-pound, 750-horsepower NASCAR. Bill Center, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jimmie Johnson to start living his dream in IndyCar," 15 Apr. 2021 Sure, its players were allowed to kneel during the national anthem without repercussion to protest ongoing racial and social injustice this past summer — a far cry from the NFL’s blackballing of Colin Kaepernick. Eric Walden, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Eric Walden: Though considered a beacon of diversity, the NBA actually has much work to do," 30 Jan. 2021 This swashbuckling pirate tale appears a far cry from Mank’s more typical intellectual comedy. Maureen Lee Lenker, EW.com, "7 films written by Herman J. Mankiewicz to watch after Mank," 4 Dec. 2020 Castillo, 28, and his stepsons camped overnight in his car and were at the front of one of the lines — a far cry from one of the food bank’s summer distributions at Fair Park, when Castillo came and was greeted by long lines. Carmina Tiscareño, Dallas News, "Thousands pour into Fair Park for North Texas Food Bank’s largest distribution yet during pandemic," 14 Nov. 2020 In the early evening hours the atmosphere was relaxed and peaceful, a far cry from the potential unrest local and federal officials have been bracing for in the nation’s capital in the wake of a bitter and unprecedented presidential election. Washington Post, "Crowd gathers outside White House as voters continue to cast ballots," 3 Nov. 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 13 May. 2021.

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