by far
phrasal far and away <
is by far the best runner
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • By far — Far Far, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See {Further}.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • by far — or far and away used for saying that something has much more of a particular quality than anything else The 1989 revolution was by far the bloodiest in the country s history. Football is far and away the most popular sport in Britain …   English dictionary

  • by far — ► by far by a great amount. Main Entry: ↑far …   English terms dictionary

  • by far — adverb by a considerable margin (Freq. 2) she was by far the smartest student it was far and away the best meal he had ever eaten • Syn: ↑far and away, ↑out and away * * * BY A GREAT AMOUNT, by a good deal, by a long way, by a mile, far and away; …   Useful english dictionary

  • by far — {adv. phr.} By a large difference; much. * /His work was better by far than that of any other printer in the city./ * /The old road is prettier, but it is by far the longer way./ Compare: FAR AND AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by far — {adv. phr.} By a large difference; much. * /His work was better by far than that of any other printer in the city./ * /The old road is prettier, but it is by far the longer way./ Compare: FAR AND AWAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by\ far — adv. phr. By a large difference; much. His work was better by far than that of any other printer in the city. The old road is prettier, but it is by far the longer way. Compare: far and away …   Словарь американских идиом

  • by far — this is by far the best essay we ve read today Syn: by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long way, by a mile, far and away; undoubtedly, without doubt, without question, positively, absolutely, easily; significantly, substantially, appreciably …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • by far — to a great degree. She is by far the shortest student in the class. She is greater by far than anyone playing today. He is far and away the greatest tennis player I ve ever seen …   New idioms dictionary

  • by far — idi a) by a great deal; very much: too expensive by far[/ex] b) plainly; obviously: This melon is by far the ripest of all[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

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