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 Despite this, robust gun control measures—background checks, gun buybacks, banning literally anything—seem a faraway fantasy in this country, even as cameras that scan visitors’ faces and match them against a blacklist are already in use. Sidney Fussell, The New Republic, 17 June 2022 The short version: For many years, the archipelago was a faraway administrative appendage of the British colony of Mauritius, an island off the coast of Africa. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 But the shooting in the church in Laguna Woods, Calif., stood out in its own way, a variation on American tragedy that seemed to show how faraway conflicts, even those in the distant past, can reverberate in the gun culture of the United States. New York Times, 12 June 2022 That’s less chaotic and expensive than coordinating with factories in faraway countries and waiting for finished orders to arrive, Hassell said. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2022 Known locally as La Floresta, the USFS is often seen as a feudal lord, a faraway government entity that has accumulated vast holdings with little idea of how to properly steward them or enough funds to do the job. Alicia Inez Guzmán For Searchlight Nm, Rolling Stone, 8 June 2022 The physician’s case studies included the story of a girl sent to a faraway hospital to recover from a bad fall. Eula Biss, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 The fish comes only from the English Channel and other faraway waters. Janelle Davis, CNN, 25 May 2022 Ironically, the heavily corroded dial looks like the surface of a faraway planet. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 25 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of faraway

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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21 Jun 2022

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“Faraway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraway. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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