Definition of far-flung in US English:



  • 1Distant or remote.

    ‘the far-flung corners of the world’
    • ‘He is scruffy, self-effacing and funny and conjures up all of these attributes in his perennially popular excursions to far-flung corners of the globe.’
    • ‘So, for a last chance to jive and mingle with the last remaining fellow citizens from far-flung corners of the globe, get there now!’
    • ‘A diving photographer looms over a spectacular sea garden off the coast of Ambon, an island in a far-flung corner of eastern Indonesia.’
    • ‘I have paid visits, including the occasional prolonged one, to friends and family in far-flung corners of foreign provinces.’
    • ‘It does not matter if a bookshop is located in an obscure alley or a far-flung locality as long as a discount has been announced or a rare book is known to be available.’
    • ‘Rumors reach Jerusalem that Paul was preaching to the Gentiles in the far-flung corners of the Roman Empire.’
    • ‘The trading networks which played such a crucial role in the development of the Muslim empire were able to carry new ideas to far-flung corners of the world.’
    • ‘Public schools back then had to prepare boys for a life that would see them squatting in a muddy trench being shot at, or dying of diphtheria in some far-flung corner of the empire.’
    • ‘‘The number of dead is expected to rise as we go into the far-flung and inaccessible areas,’ he said.’
    • ‘Its production on the moon would enable rockets to re-fuel on their way to far-flung corners of the earth's solar system.’
    • ‘And the club has been receiving messages of support from far-flung corners of the globe.’
    • ‘But for others it can be a difficult period, particularly for those who have lost a loved one or have relations living in the far-flung corners of the world.’
    • ‘The Centre must also realise that people in far-flung corners of the country are as important as those in Uttar Pradesh or Karnataka.’
    • ‘It never ceases to amaze me why people feel they have to travel to far-flung corners of the country to go on a good shopping spree.’
    • ‘These characters were from far-flung corners of the world, and each had their own fighting styles.’
    • ‘Marooned in this far-flung corner of the world by the tyranny of distance and outrageous airfares, the only way to get out of it is to, well, get out of it.’
    • ‘He visited the far-flung corners of his empire, bucking up his troops but also stamping out incipient rebellions.’
    • ‘Sure enough, the book has sex, death, trains and double-crosses in far-flung corners of Nazi-occupied Europe.’
    • ‘Casting the net for Nessie has meant research extending not only to the four corners of Britain, but to loci as far-flung as Canada and Australia.’
    • ‘After an extensive search extending over two or three days I usually come across him in a far-flung corner of the store, trying to root out an obscure type of soy sauce.’
    distant, faraway, far off
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    1. 1.1 Widely distributed.
      ‘newsletters provided an important link to a far-flung membership’
      • ‘He yearned for years to link his far-flung programming assets with satellite distribution in the U.S.’
      • ‘What if you want to share some of those family pictures with far-flung family members?’
      • ‘Except that texts confirm the fact, we would not know they are members of the far-flung tribe.’
      • ‘Once upon a time the peasant had been incorporated into the community as a full member, with all the far-flung consequences we considered earlier.’



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