Definition of so far in English:

so far

phrase

  • 1To a certain limited extent.

    ‘jabs and pills can protect you only so far’
    • ‘Aid will go only so far; trade must do the rest.’
    • ‘In Egypt's classrooms, lessons go only so far. Parents spend $2.4 billion annually to illegally hire private teachers.’
    • ‘You can stretch the elastic so far but you will get to the point where it snaps.’
  • 2(of a trend that seems likely to continue) up to this time.

    ‘diplomatic activity so far has failed’
    • ‘She is trying to track family roots and has so far come up against a brick wall.’
    • ‘After graduation he is keen to continue and expand on the work he has done so far.’
    • ‘Experience so far suggests that house prices are more likely to stagnate than crash.’
    • ‘We have tried to speak to people at Irwell Valley, but so far we have not had that much response.’
    • ‘The basis of this method stuff, so far, is that the performance comes from the inside.’
    • ‘It is believed that a small number of sites have so far been contacted, likely in the tens.’
    • ‘No doubt there will be more flashbacks to come but so far the ones that have surfaced have made me smile.’
    • ‘The prediction is based on the crimes committed so far in the period under review.’
    • ‘Both teams went into the fixture unbeaten so far this season, so something had to give.’
    • ‘Even some of his roses have survived the worst of the weather so far this winter.’
    • ‘Bidders have so far been invited to look into the potential of their sites and submit plans.’
    • ‘The arrests brought to four the number of men questioned about the allegations so far.’
    • ‘Interesting how many posts there have been so far with no one saying they saw it.’
    • ‘He said a public meeting would be held in the town hall next Thursday to discuss the project so far.’
    • ‘At eight feet by five feet, the bookcases will be the largest pieces to have appeared so far.’
    • ‘There have been no murders in the borough so far this year, compared with three last year.’
    • ‘This means that each publication is a gamble, but so far the strategy has paid off.’
    • ‘This is a strategy that has yielded huge profits so far and can continue to do so.’
    • ‘The group has so far raised around half of that amount and is continuing to gain funds.’
    • ‘We have had very positive feedback so far and they do seem to think it is valuable and worthwhile.’
    until now, up till now, up to now, up to this point, as yet, thus far, hitherto, up to the present, till the present, until the present, to date, by this time
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