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Definition of "far-flung" []

  • Remote; distant. (adjective)
  • Widely distributed; wide-ranging. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "far-flung" in a sentence
  • "For, as we know, English was born of “mixt” and “mangeled” tongues, and has only grown increasingly “mixt” since then—perhaps especially during the Renaissance, when far-flung non-Indo-European “tungs” added long lists of new reasons for some to cheer and others to despair."
  • "English has been handed its global identity papers by far-flung communities because the world now requires not just its multiplicity of languages but also a shared tongue—one in which people can begin to shape their global identities, even as they use their new language to articulate the direction of our shared future."
  • "They oversaw our far-flung team of researchers, as well as an endless series of project meetings and conference calls."