Definitions

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  • v. extend in importance or range
  • v. succeed in a big way; get to the top

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Examples

  • Environmental groups, saying neither FracFocus nor the state laws go far enough, have called for a mandatory, national chemical database.

    'Fracking' Disclosure to Rise

  • My book Jarvis Clutch—Social Spy is being used as a textbook in some middle school classes, which I think can go far to aid social understandingand to sensitize kids to the values and abilities that come together in their interpersonal lives.

    A Mind at a Time

  • That helped, but it did not go far enough, and the following summer one congressman complained that unless the navy made itself more competitive, it would soon be “officered by Tinkers, Shoemakers, & Horse Jockeys, and no Gentleman worth employing will accept a Commission.”

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • And both would go far in explaining not only why millions of autoimmune sufferers like Jan Pankey and Kathleen Arntsen would be underdiagnosed, undertreated, and marginalized once they did become ill, but why their bodies were so much more likely to turn against their own healthy tissue in an autoimmune reaction in the first place.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • Demonstrations are expected in Morocco Sunday, after a pro-reform group said King Mohammed's new plan to limit his power does not go far enough.

    Demonstrations Expected in Morocco

  • Critics felt the ICIFI code did not go far enough to restrict the marketing practices of the infant-formula manufacturers in LDCs.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • I cannot go far into detail here as it would involve others as well as myself, but suffice to say that the light in the window called up a paper on the subject of light which was written by a Mr.X. and read in my hearing.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • Their money did not go far in London, and there were times when Berezhnaya and Shlyakhov shared a single meal, eating from the same plate.

    THE SECOND MARK

  • Tramps go far afield in summer, and in winter they circle as much as possible round the large towns, where it is warmer and there is more charity.

    Down and Out in Paris and London

  • But that Churchill would go far — unless he self-destructed — no one doubted.

    Castles of Steel

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