Definition of "far-off" []

  • Remote in space or time. (adjective)
  • Remote in space or time; distant (adjective)

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Use "far-off" in a sentence
  • "I never heard her voice raised except to call a far-off child or a wandering dog; and even in a packed house with fifteen mouths to feed and six or eight to bed down that night, she never showed a trace of reluctance."
  • "The picture, like all of youth's impressions, was still strong with him, and his dim eyes watched the end played out as vividly as in that far-off time."
  • "The far-off explosions gently shaking the building, reminding me that people might be dying while I was safe in bed."