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1‘not far from the palace a fine garden was built’
a long way, a great distance, a good way, afar
2‘the liveliness of the production far outweighs any flaws’
much, very much, considerably, markedly, immeasurably, decidedly, greatly, significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, signally
to a great degree, to a great extent, by much, by a great amount, by a great deal, by a long way, by far, by a mile, easily
1‘he'd travelled to far places in the war’
distant, faraway, far off
remote, out of the way, far flung, far removed, outlying, obscure, isolated, cut-off, inaccessible, off the beaten track, in the back of beyond, godforsaken
2‘a building on the far side of the campus’
further, more distant
‘this would be by far the best solution’
by a great amount, by a good deal, by a long chalk, by a long shot, by a long way, by a mile, far and away
undoubtedly, doubtlessly, without doubt, without question, decidedly, markedly, positively, absolutely, easily, immeasurably
significantly, substantially, appreciably, noticeably, materially, beyond the shadow of a doubt, much
as sure as eggs is eggs
‘staff were far from happy with the outcome’
not, not at all, nowhere near, a long way from, the opposite of
‘you're a smart girl—you'll go far’
be successful, succeed, be a success, do all right for oneself, make progress, achieve a great deal, get on, get somewhere, get on in the world, get ahead, advance oneself, make good, set the world on fire
make a name for oneself, make it, make one's mark, find a place in the sun
‘she was a girl who would go far’
be successful, succeed, prosper, flourish, thrive, get on, get on in the world, make good, make one's way in the world, make headway, make progress, gain advancement, climb the ladder of success, rise in the world, set the world on fire
set the Thames on fire
make a name for oneself, make one's mark, go places, make it, make the grade, cut it, get somewhere, do all right for oneself, arrive, find a place in the sun, be someone
‘they locked him up because he went too far’
go over the top, go to extremes, go overboard, not know when to stop
1‘nobody had taken any notice of me so far’
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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