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far-flung

[fahr-fluhng]
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adjective
  1. extending over a great distance.
  2. widely disbursed or distributed.

Origin of far-flung

First recorded in 1890–95
Can be confusedfar-fetched far-flung far-reaching
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Examples from the Web for far-flung

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  • Back to it our far-flung children turn with all their memories aflame.

    Seeing and Hearing

    George W. E. Russell

  • Germans fought on all the battlefields of the far-flung World War.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs</p>

    William II, German Emperor

  • For here was language he could understand—which was incredible on this far-flung globe.

  • Civilization has made but few marks on its far-flung plains.

    The Red Year

    Louis Tracy

  • We were "off to the wars," to take our places in the far-flung battle line.

    Kitchener's Mob

    James Norman Hall


British Dictionary definitions for far-flung

far-flung

adjective
  1. widely distributed
  2. far distant; remote
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for far-flung

adj.

1895, from far + past tense of fling.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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