far cry

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adv. far·ther (fär′thər), far·thest (fär′thĭst) or fur·ther (fûr′thər) or fur·thest (fûr′thĭst)
1. To, from, or at a considerable distance: a cat that had strayed far from home.
2. To, from, or at a much earlier or later time: a movie that takes place far in the future.
3. To a considerable degree; much: felt far better yesterday; eyes that seemed far too close together.
4. To an advanced point or stage: a brilliant student who will go far.
adj. farther, farthest or further or furthest
a. Being at considerable distance; remote: a far country.
b. Going back a considerable extent in time: the far past.
2. More distant than another: the far corner.
3. Extensive or lengthy: a far trek.
4. Far-seeing and comprehensive in thought or outlook: a commander of far vision.
5. Marked by political views of the most advanced or extreme nature: the far right; the far left.
a. Being on the right side of an animal or a vehicle.
b. Being the animal or vehicle on the right.
by far
To the most extreme or evident degree: She is by far the best executive in the company.
far and away
By a great margin: is far and away the smartest student in the class.
far and wide
Everywhere: looked far and wide for the lost puppy.
far be it from (someone)
Used to deflect responsibility for making a statement that might not be received well: Far be it from me to criticize, but I find your handwriting to be very sloppy.
far cry
1. A long way: stuck at the airport in Memphis, a far cry from Maine.
2. Something that is very different from something else: This food is a far cry from what we got in the cafeteria.
far from
Not at all; anything but: You are far from a failure.
far gone
In an advanced state of a process, especially an undesirable state that is beyond improvement or reversal: "The fire was issuing from a long straw-stack, which was so far gone as to preclude a possibility of saving it" (Thomas Hardy).
far out
Slang Used to express amazement or approval.
how far
To what degree, distance, or extent: didn't know how far to believe them; tried to decide how far she could ski in such cold.
so far
1. Up to the present moment: So far there's been no word from them.
2. To a limited extent: You can go only so far on five dollars.
thus far
Up to this point; so far: Our success has been limited thus far.

[Middle English, from Old English feor; see per in Indo-European roots.]
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Noun1.far cry - distance estimated in terms of the audibility of a cry; "it's a far cry from here"
farawayness, farness, remoteness - the property of being remote
2.far cry - a disappointing disparity; "it was a far cry from what he had expected"
disparity - inequality or difference in some respect
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References in classic literature ?
"But it's a far cry from the Solomons to the United States."
A sound as of the beating of distant drums--a murmur of swarming voices, a sharp, far cry signing all to silence, and Halpin Frayser dreamed that he was dead.
The pale light of the short sunless day was beginning to fade, when a faint far cry arose on the still air.
From this bleak conclusion flowers Far Cry New Dawn, a riotous post-apocalyptic shooter set in a renewed wilderness of bright flora and mutated fauna, where what remains of Hope County is ruled by a vicious gang of scavengers.
Far Cry 5 ends with the Armageddon predicted by big villain Joseph Seed, as thermonuclear war shatters Hope County, and presumably the rest of the globe.
EHAVEN'T towait WE HAVEN'T had to wait long for our next Far Cry instalment, as Ubisoft have quickly followed up last year's Far Cry 5 with New Dawn.
This unique open-world and first-person shooter is pretty much a standalone expansion pack to its Far Cry predecessors.
The first true sequel in the Far Cry franchise, New Dawn takes place after the events of Far Cry 5.
Far Cry New Dawn, a fully fledged follow-up to open world shooter Far Cry 5 made its debut during the Game Awards 2018 ceremony in Los Angeles.
Such is the case of the good folks of Hope County, Montana, the setting of Ubisoft's latest action-adventure game, Far Cry 5.
After the disappointment of the last few efforts from the Far Cry franchise, number five is back with a serious bang.
IN ALL its open world glory, Far Cry 5's Hope County could be close to the best fun I've had in a fictional state since GTA V.