- idiomatic To a considerably large extent, easily.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. by much; by a great difference.
- adv. by a considerable margin
“The latter, Aircraft Ops, employed fifty-five workers, more by far than any other single organization at the station.”
“The paper, which represented the first results from the Denmark-based studies that had been launched two years earlier, tracked each one of the more than 530,000 children born from the beginning of 1991 to the end of 1998, making it by far the largest MMR-autism study to date.”
“When the great Michelangelo Buonarroti unveiled his painting of the Last Judgment on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel in 1541, it was by far the largest single painting of its time.”
“Decades later, his colleague Robert S. McNamara pronounced him by far the ablest national security adviser I have observed over the last forty years.”
“Wolfram von Eschenbach is believed to have travelled widely and to be no stranger to Templar centres in the Middle East, and his tale is by far the most explicitly Templar of all the Grail romances.”
“It was also the Languedoc that was home to by far the highest concentration of Knights Templar in Europe until their suppression in the early fourteenth century, and the area is still studded with the evocative ruins of their castles and commanderies.”
“On the eleventh, Fisk finally got a pitch he could do something with, a fastball waist-high, by far the most hittable pitch of the at-bat.”
“By any reasonable expectation, Doyle, a clean-cut rookie from Cave City, Kentucky—“The Gateway to Mammoth Cave,” as the town Chamber of Commerce put it—should have been nervous: he was by far the least experienced player on the field.”
“With Carlucci now at Defense and Powell as national security adviser, the three of them formed, in Shultzs words, by far the best team, and in fact, the first genuine team, assembled in the entire Reagan presidency.”
“Out of all the boys at Hog Wallow Middle, he was probably the cutest and by far the most interesting.”
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