: widely spread or distributed
a far-flung empire
: remote
a far-flung correspondent

Examples of far-flung in a Sentence

it could once be said that the sun never set on the far-flung British Empire traveled to far-flung towns that had not seen a doctor in years
Recent Examples on the Web These affordable communities are far-flung and a long drive from the bustle of the city. Terry Castleman, Los Angeles Times, 24 Apr. 2024 In countries as far-flung as Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Botswana, animals that are the mainstays of many small farms—where donkeys are used for plowing, hauling crops to market, and many other purposes—are instead being slaughtered for the cash value of their skins. Michael Schuman, The Atlantic, 21 Apr. 2024 This is not the typical guest experience in Palau, a pristine and far-flung tropical archipelago east of the Philippines. Matt Ortile, Condé Nast Traveler, 2 Apr. 2024 Mostly residents of the Southwestern desert, white-winged doves are known to wander and have popped up in places as far-flung as Alaska or Ontario. Cecilia Garzella, USA TODAY, 29 Mar. 2024 The latter won’t be somewhere far-flung though, as the couple’s idea of relaxation isn’t hopping on a plane and flying for hours to some remote location. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 25 Jan. 2024 Most of the children are from Long Island, but some are as far-flung as Erie County. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, 18 Jan. 2024 The Palestinian diaspora, more than six million people worldwide today, spans the borderlands of Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, together home to nearly a million Palestinians, and includes enclaves as far-flung as Dearborn, Mich., and Santiago, Chile. Moises Saman, New York Times, 21 Dec. 2023 The Red-Eye Airport Outfit Heading somewhere far-flung and catching a night flight to get there? Jake Smith, Glamour, 10 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of far-flung was in 1849

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“Far-flung.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far-flung. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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: covering great areas : having wide range
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