GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a long distance; -- in allusion to the sending of criers or messengers through the territory of a Scottish clan with an announcement or summons.
“I got quite hot at that, the idea that I'd be friends with such a man — it still seems to me that robbery and panicked manslaughter in the midst of anarchy is a far cry from cold-bloodedly threatening friends, but my wife is as strong-minded a person as I am, and we had words.”
“There is not such a far cry from the simplest tic to Gilles de la Tourette's disease or maladie des tics with its more pronounced signs of psychophysical deterioration and dissociation.”
“It was a far cry from a day filled with the adrenaline-pumping pressure of trauma cases—not that we wanted trauma cases but the routine had become torture.”
“The torn-off tops lay curled like flat yellow worms on the worn carpet behind her as she read the form rejection letters which were a far cry from the one that her imagination had just composed.”
“His attic space — with dormer walls slanting down on both sides so he can only stand up straight in half of it — is a far cry from Walmark, Reid and Blundell, but I kind of like it.”
“However, that's a far cry from the Shenandoah, but before I tell you about J.B. I must make one thing clear, for my own credit and good name's sake, and it's this:.! care not one tuppenny hoot about slavery, and never did.”
“Clearly, the diet most Americans favor is a far cry from the whole-foods diet that Gerry Mullin and other complementary and alternative-minded physicians believe might help to rebalance an overreactive immune system.”
“David and Chris Stewart, accompanied by the dog, take a seven-and-a-half- mile walk through the haunts of the Carter familyWe drive from Bristol to Cornwall in just a few hours, which reminds us that Cornwall has become close enough for city types to weekend in their cottages and get back in time for work on Monday – a far cry from the days the journey must of taken in Harry Carter's time.”
“He was a far cry from the elegant man-about-town she'd known.”
“Singlehandedly, Joseph Angelo was transforming the Penny Saver into something you might actually look forward to, a far cry from its days just a few weeks before, when people read it only for its extensive classifieds, skipping the front page entirely, which was usually filled with stories like how the Sewer Commission was getting a new filing cabinet free of charge because one had been abandoned at the side of Sibley Street.”
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