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1‘Orkney is further from the mainland than the Western Isles’
at a greater distance, more distant, farther
2‘nothing could be further from the truth’
more unlike, less like
3‘this theme will be developed further in Chapter 6’
additionally, more, to a greater extent
4‘further, firms' employment practices may be discriminatory when they appear not to be’
furthermore, moreover, what's more, also, additionally, in addition, besides, as well, too, to boot, on top of that, over and above that, into the bargain, by the same token
archaic withal, forbye
1‘the further side of the field’
more distant, more remote, remoter, more advanced, more extreme, further away, further off, farther
far, other, opposite
2‘the further reaches of the valley’
remote, distant, far away, far off, far removed
3‘for further information please contact the Visitors' Office’
additional, more, extra, supplementary, supplemental, other
1‘he decided to further his career in politics’
promote, advance, forward, develop, stimulate
facilitate, aid, assist, help, help along, lend a hand to, abet
expedite, hasten, speed up, accelerate, step up, spur on, oil the wheels of, push, give a push to, boost, encourage, cultivate, nurture, succour
back, contribute to, foster, champion
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