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  • Only a few hundred years old, these dilapidated monuments are more like relics from far-back antiquity, so divorced do they seem from the local environment.

    India’s New Face

  • And in those far-back days its heights and its wild glens would be the hardest hunting-ground, the best refuge for deer and boar and wolf which even the grand hills around afforded.

    Mr. Gladstone

  • The only letup in the action came when Mr. Trump drove me to the seldom-used, far-back championship tees (sometimes he actually drove onto the teeing ground but he's the owner, who's going to complain?) to flaunt the holes in their full-length grandeur.

    Trading Shots With Donald Trump

  • And here I must make it clear to all that, even as I waked from this Age, suddenly into that life, so must I — that youth there in the embrasure — have awakened then to the knowledge of this far-back life of ours — seeming to him a vision of the very beginnings of eternity, in the dawn of the world.

    The Night Land

  • She thought — she was that simple — that we were up-country squatters from some far-back place, or overseers.

    Robbery Under Arms

  • “Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants,” where is to be found these encouraging words: “When any particular plant is said to furnish a useful fruit, it must not be imagined that the fruit equals the apple, pear, or peach of the present day, but all so marked are superior to the fruits known to our far-back forefathers.”

    Tropic Days

  • Possibly the golden age of the pearl is passing as the golden age of the reptile has passed, for can it not be imagined that, in those far-back days when oysters attained a length of two feet and better deserved the title of Tridacna (three bites) than the present clams, pearls of corresponding magnificence of size were produced?

    Tropic Days

  • I had to enter at the far-back centre stage and come down some steps with people on both sides of the stage standing back in silence and admiration.

    Mao's Last Dancer

  • It was more logical than what she feared, in some far-back corner of her heart, might be going on.

    The Silent Tower

  • 'That might be the far-back basis for it,' the captain said.

    Project Pope

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