American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The countries and regions of eastern and southeast Asia, especially China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, and Mongolia.
- n. a popular expression for the countries of eastern Asia (usually including China and Mongolia and Taiwan and Japan and Korea and Indochina and eastern Siberia)
“Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), he recruited 110,000 young Filipinos for the Philippine Army (P.A.).”
“Only then did he offer the secretaryship to the solid, likable Dean Rusk, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, who had served competently, if invisibly, as assistant secretary of state for the Far East under Truman and Acheson, and whom Kennedy first met a day before he gave Rusk the job.”
“Or would they think he would go farther into the Indian Ocean, perhaps seeking the rich cargoes from the Far East which converged on the Red Sea, making their-way through the Suez Canal'to Britain?”
“In November he and I took a trip to the Far East with Carole and Lod Cook, going to China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, then stopping in Sweden and England before coming home just before Thanksgiving.”
“In the secret message that Redman wanted withdrawn, Admiral Hart disclosed he was exchanging solutions of the 5-Num code with the British naval cryptology agency, the Far East Combined Bureau FECB at Singapore.”
“Otto and Heinrich, both naval officers, came to the Far East to serve with him, Otto as a lieutenant on Nürnberg, Heinrich on board Gneisenau.”
“This feeder airline monopolized all air traffic in and out of Shanghai from Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo and Bangkok, and if merged with Air Struan, their fledgling airline, Struan's would have virtual feeder monopoly in the Far East based out of Hong Kong.”
“Russia maintains complete political control over the resource-rich, India-sized expanse of its Far East and Siberia, but the economic and demographic balance is increasingly, and rapidly, tilting toward China.”
“The British intelligence unit at Singapore, known as the Far East Combined Bureau FECB, was the source of the Winds Code intercept.”
“We learned that a fledgling Fil-American force on Bataan and Corregidor could sustain the most crushing campaigns of the mightiest army in the Far East for months, before being starved into submission.”
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