: remote in time or space

Examples of far-off in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some computer scientists have criticized that focus on far-off risks as distracting from the real-world limitations and harms of current AI products. Matt O'Brien, Fortune, 18 Nov. 2023 Today the commission manages cemeteries, memorials, monuments and markers in far-off places like France, Tunisia and the Philippines. David Morgan, CBS News, 9 Nov. 2023 But the new approach presumes that women broadly will be willing to join the Church or stick with it while waiting for a far-off day when their descendants will be allowed to assume full leadership roles. Paul Elie, The New Yorker, 8 Nov. 2023 The goal of Thursday’s gathering was to help those in far-off peril. Brittny Mejia, Los Angeles Times, 5 Nov. 2023 Dear Amy: My husband and I were far-off neighbors to an eccentric and very talented painter. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 21 Oct. 2023 Does the character randomly get a far-off look in their eyes and pause mid-sentence? Kate Lindsay, Vulture, 4 Oct. 2023 The prequel—which takes place 64 years prior to the start of The Hunger Games trilogy, though still in the far-off future—exists in a Panem completely unrecognizable to fans of the original series. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 4 Oct. 2023 Start making moves, even small ones, to reach any far-off destination that has always called your name. Tarot Astrologers, Chicago Tribune, 20 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of far-off was in the 15th century

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“Far-off.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far-off. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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: remote in time or space

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