from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Remote in space or time.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. remote, either in time or space

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Remote. Cf. Far-off, under far, adv.
  • adj. remote in time.
  • adv. Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Faraway; distant; remote.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. very far away in space or time


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  • I never heard her voice raised except to call a far-off child or a wandering dog; and even in a packed house with fifteen mouths to feed and six or eight to bed down that night, she never showed a trace of reluctance.


  • The picture, like all of youth's impressions, was still strong with him, and his dim eyes watched the end played out as vividly as in that far-off time.


  • The Japanese, for example, might decide that they'd like to preserve their relatively new ISS module; when they explain this to NASA and the US State Department, should we really hear far-off cries of Tora Tora Tora!

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  • The far-off explosions gently shaking the building, reminding me that people might be dying while I was safe in bed.

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  • I let my gaze go slightly fuzzy, the blue of my eyes fading into the glass of the mirror, the pale, freckled face curving away into some far-off piece of my past.

    Brush of Darkness

  • The production is aided by Jon Gaw's unusually functional and evocative set that situates the characters in what amounts to the base of a isosceles triangle whose tip extends indefinitely into a far-off vanishing point, suggesting both a going-nowhere claustrophobia as well as the prospect of infinite hope.

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  • At the same time, I am still a practicing lawyer (managing Truth to Power may eventually make me a millionaire, but that day is far-off) and I have to deal on a daily basis with many of the lawyers, and even a number of the judges, who appear on my blog.

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  • "Sometimes we see him with sadness and a far-off stare," said his daughter, Margaret Prieto.

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  • While Bengler masturbates in the shade of a tree one afternoon, a butterfly lands on his hand, and he has a revelation: He'll journey to some far-off country and find an insect unknown to science.

    A trip to the Kalahari changes everything

  • And so it is with much that I narrate of the events of that far-off time.



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