faraway

adjective
far·​away | \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio) \

Definition of faraway

1 : lying at a great distance : remote faraway lands
2 : dreamy, abstracted a faraway look in her eyes

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Examples of faraway in a Sentence

My grandfather told us tales of faraway lands. growing up in a seaport instilled in the youth a restless desire to travel to faraway places
Recent Examples on the Web Beauty rises from what feels recognizable and faraway at once: the craggy mountain glowing with human love; the crib in its white-walled gallery. Leslie Jamison, The New York Review of Books, "Other Voices, Other Rooms," 29 Apr. 2020 The vaguely Asian ingredients with strange references to faraway emperors are more about how non-Asians are just making up a version of Asianness in service of stereotypes and bland palates. Ellen Mcgirt, Fortune, "Frontline workers honored with their own Mattel doll collection," 1 May 2020 In 'Elsey Come Home' by Susan Conley, an American artist and expat leaves her family in search of answers and transformation, and the reader gets to observe her experiences in this faraway place. Madeline Diamond, Travel + Leisure, "5 Books to Get You Through Quarantine, According to an Author," 30 Apr. 2020 And, crucially, this mindset doesn't need to wait for a faraway journey to be deployed. The School Of Life, CNN, "The School of Life presents: Self-discovery in self-isolation," 22 Apr. 2020 Watching silver British zaddies Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon embark on an island-hopping getaway to the faraway isles in the hilarious trailer for the final installment in their beloved Trip movie series. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon take final Trip to Greece in hilarious trailer," 22 Apr. 2020 Snapping pictures of these faraway worlds isn't easy. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Astronomers Think They Have the First Image of This Important Exoplanet," 21 Apr. 2020 Buy now: $7, amazon.com Geronimo Stilton is a newspaper journalist and editor (and, uh, a mouse) who often finds himself on faraway adventures with his younger sister and nephew. Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler, "25 Children’s Books That Will Teach Your Kids About the World," 21 Apr. 2020 Private universities may suddenly be too expensive, and frequent plane rides to faraway colleges might seem much riskier. Amanda Mull, The Atlantic, "Generation C Has Nowhere to Turn," 13 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of faraway

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of faraway was in 1735

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4 Jun 2020

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“Faraway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraway. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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faraway

adjective
How to pronounce faraway (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of faraway

: very distant

faraway

adjective
far·​away | \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio) \

Kids Definition of faraway

1 : remote entry 1 sense 1, distant faraway lands
2 : appearing as if lost in a daydream He had a faraway look in his eyes.

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