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[fahr-uh-wey] /ˈfɑr əˈweɪ/
distant; remote:
faraway lands.
dreamy, preoccupied:
a faraway look.
Origin of faraway
First recorded in 1810-20; far + away Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In the faraway land of Italy was a place where thousands of people were suffering from this disease.

    Little Busybodies Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
  • "It's strange," said Miss Qian, nodding with a faraway look.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • He was an Englishman by birth, who had settled in faraway because there he had found relief for a serious affliction of asthma.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • The love of labour was counted a great virtue there in faraway.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
  • And many a man of faraway, that we passed, sent up a shout of praise for the Black Hawk.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for faraway


adjective (far away when postpositive)
very distant; remote
dreamy or absent-minded
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for faraway

also far-away, 1816, from far + away.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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