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faraway

[fahr-uh-wey] /ˈfɑr əˈweɪ/
adjective
1.
distant; remote:
faraway lands.
2.
dreamy, preoccupied:
a faraway look.
Origin of faraway
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; far + away
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  • How in the world did you come to follow me to this faraway place?

    Dave Porter At Bear Camp Edward Stratemeyer
  • He could hear them, like a faraway murmur, a purring, uncertain sound.

  • And she sighed, thinking of her own dearest daughter who was faraway.

    Allison Bain Margaret Murray Robertson
  • "It's strange," said Miss Qian, nodding with a faraway look.

    The Opal Serpent Fergus Hume
  • But I must hasten to those events in faraway that shaped our destinies.

    Eben Holden Irving Bacheller
British Dictionary definitions for faraway

faraway

/ˈfɑːrəˌweɪ/
adjective (far away when postpositive)
1.
very distant; remote
2.
dreamy or absent-minded
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Word Origin and History for faraway
adj.

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

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