One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used in reference to a private or secluded place.‘set out for the picturesque rural resort and spend a day or two far from the madding crowd’
- ‘This is a sport llama - a creature descended from noble Chilean stock that shuns affection: it is happiest standing alone on a windswept rocky outcrop on the roof of the world, far from the madding crowd.’
- ‘By the end of the film, the romantic quest for truth proves to be nothing more than the common, hum-drum longing for private happiness and security - in a house by the sea, far from the madding crowd.’
- ‘The oasis is far from the madding crowd, but has neither phone nor electricity, not even a teashop.’
- ‘For a long weekend in winter, far from the madding crowd, I can't think of anywhere better.’
- ‘We would protect the trees and create a haven far from the madding crowd.’
- ‘But for six weeks prior to the race, they'd secluded themselves, far from the madding crowd, to train in southern Tasmania.’
- ‘Islay really is far from the madding crowd, but thousands of visitors do arrive between October and April, when flocks of migrating black and white Barnacle geese stop off at the RSPB nature reserve on Loch Gruinart.’
- ‘It really is far from the madding crowd, the surrounding palm trees do sway, murmur and rustle, and barn owls hoot softly into the night.’
- ‘My wife and I have been away for a couple of days, far from the madding crowd.’
- ‘Handily located just metres from the motorway, nevertheless, Acacia Restaurant and the adjoining lounge bar are so positioned to seem far from the madding crowd.’
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