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[fahr-awf, -of] /ˈfɑrˈɔf, -ˈɒf/
distant; remote.
Origin of far-off
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Only that gentle tapping of the knuckles, and that far-off look.

    The Golden Butterfly Walter Besant
  • It is so far-off that it seems it can but little concern them.

    The Western World W.H.G. Kingston
  • The other dog came slowly back, and curled himself up in a far-off corner.

  • To far-off lands, dear heart, to speak the Word of God to those who heard it not.

    "Unto Caesar" Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • I heard the multiplied splendor of bells, roaring like the soft vociferations of far-off tropic seas.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar William R. Bradshaw
British Dictionary definitions for far-off


adjective (far off when postpositive)
remote in space or time; distant
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for far-off

also faroff, 1590s, from far + off.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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