from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An adventure, trek, journey.
  • v. Present participle of fare.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Seeming; looking: in composition, as ill-faring, well-faring.
  • Doing; going: in composition, as seafaring.


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  • Taking time to learn how people and their communities are faring is potentially helpful to all parties, because it allows people to come to an understanding of the state of health or disease within families and communities.

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  • I still recall that as a youth, I would know how the Boston Bruins were faring from the shouts or crashes coming from my brother's room.

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  • A lot of people ask me, "How is Britain faring these days?"

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  • The circulation of every national newspaper suffered a year-on-year decline in July, with quality titles faring worse than tabloid and mid-markets papers.

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  • Swansea are faring no better, with one goal in four league and cup matches but their manager, Brendan Rodgers, is enjoying a honeymoon period after promotion and the Welsh crowd are happy enough, for the time being, just to be savouring their first taste of Premier League football.

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  • Eighteen-year-old Hasib Hussain was faring poorly at school and drifting in life, while Germaine Lindsay was an unemployed, nineteen-year-old Jamaican-British convert to Islam.

    The Longest War

  • We constantly hear about the state of our economy based on consumer figures—how much people are spending, how the retailers are faring, and what those future projections are.

    Lighten Up

  • They were not faring as well with the Pakistanis, who continued to refuse to allow any outsiders to interview Khan in his well-appointed house arrest.


  • Headline inflation measures how the overall consumer price index is faring.

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  • On the compensation front, some employees at rival J.P. Morgan Chase & Co . are faring better than a year ago.

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