One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
By a great amount.‘this was by far the largest city in the area’
much, very much, considerably, markedly, immeasurably, decidedly, greatly, significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, signallyby a great amount, by a good deal, by a long chalk, by a long shot, by a long way, by a mile, far and awayView synonyms
- ‘This is by far the largest amount of cocaine ever to be seized in Durban, police said.’
- ‘Brian has been selling tickets for years and is by far the clubs best ticket seller.’
- ‘Wine has been produced here for 2,700 years and is still by far the major industry.’
- ‘The most toxic substance known by far is the entirely natural botulinum toxin.’
- ‘Honey featured in many drinks because it was by far the most easily available sweetening agent.’
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