[ fahr-fluhng ]
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  1. extending over a great distance.

  2. widely disbursed or distributed.

Origin of far-flung

First recorded in 1890–95

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How to use far-flung in a sentence

  • Beneath its far-flung branches a syce was sitting in front of a finely-proportioned and unusually big Arab horse.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Therefore, I smoked my cigarette without misgiving, and kept close watch for bobbing black dots against the far-flung green.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • The far-flung panorama behind the walls had a curiously peaceful aspect.

    The Red Year | Louis Tracy
  • Twice a year the Indians rounded up their range possessions, but many of these cattle had escaped the far-flung circles of riders.

    Mystery Ranch | Arthur Chapman
  • It must have been a far-flung romance, for the Craigs reputedly came from up in the Wind River district.

    David Lannarck, Midget | George S. Harney

British Dictionary definitions for far-flung


  1. widely distributed

  2. far distant; remote

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