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very different from
The charming and cosy cottage they moved into is a far cry from the tiny flat they were living in before / Her life with that fickle man is a far cry from being a dream life

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v.
to cry
Lancashian -Northern England dialect word
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Fig.];[Informal];[Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
n.
(Latin for "God wills it") was the cry of the people at the declaration of the First Crusade by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095.
The phrase appears variously as Deus vult (Classical Latin), Dieu le veut (French), Deus lo vult or Deus lo volt (catalan), etc.
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cry

  

      vb   , cries, crying, cried  
1    intr   to utter inarticulate sounds, esp. when weeping; sob  
2    intr   to shed tears; weep  
3    intr; usually foll by: out   to scream or shout in pain, terror, etc.  
4    tr; often foll by: out   to utter or shout (words of appeal, exclamation, fear, etc.)  
5    intr; often foll by: out   (of animals, birds, etc.) to utter loud characteristic sounds  
6    tr   to hawk or sell by public announcement  
to cry newspapers     
7    to announce (something) publicly or in the streets  
8    intr; foll by: for   to clamour or beg  
9      (Scot)   to call  
10    cry for the moon   to desire the unattainable  
11    cry one's eyes or heart out   to weep bitterly  
12    cry quits or (mercy)   to give up a task, fight, etc.  
      n   pl   , cries  
13    the act or sound of crying; a shout, exclamation, scream, or wail  
14    the characteristic utterance of an animal or bird  
the cry of gulls     
15      (Scot)   a call  
16    Archaic   an oral announcement, esp. one made by town criers  
17    a fit of weeping  
18      (Hunting)   the baying of a pack of hounds hunting their quarry by scent  
19    a pack of hounds  
20    a far cry         
a    a long way  
b    something very different  
21    in full cry   (esp. of a pack of hounds) in hot pursuit of a quarry,   (See also)        cry down       cry off       cry out       cry up  
     (C13: from Old French crier, from Latin quiritare to call for help)  
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far  
      adv   , farther, further, farthest, furthest  
1    at, to, or from a great distance  
2    at or to a remote time  
far in the future     
3    to a considerable degree; very much  
a far better plan     
4    as far as  
a    to the degree or extent that  
b    to the distance or place of  
5    by far   by a considerable margin  
6    far and away   by a very great margin  
7    far and wide   over great distances; everywhere  
8    far be it from me   I would not presume; on no account  
far be it from me to tell you what to do     
9    far gone  
a    in an advanced state of deterioration  
b    Informal   extremely drunk  
10    go far  
a    to be successful; achieve much  
your son will go far     
b    to be sufficient or last long  
the wine didn't go far     
11    go too far   to exceed reasonable limits  
12    how far?   to what extent, distance, or degree?  
13    in so far as   to the degree or extent that  
14    so far  
a    up to the present moment  
b    up to a certain point, extent, degree, etc.  
15    so far, so good   an expression of satisfaction with progress made  
      adj   prenominal  
16    remote in space or time  
a far country, in the far past     
17    extending a great distance; long  
18    more distant  
the far end of the room     
19    a far cry         
a    a long way  
b    something very different  
20    far from   in a degree, state, etc., remote from  
he is far from happy     
     (Old English feorr; related to Old Frisian fir, Old High German ferro, Latin porro forwards, Greek pera further)  
  farness      n  

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far

  

      adv  
1    afar, a good way, a great distance, a long way, deep, miles  
2    considerably, decidedly, extremely, greatly, incomparably, much, very much  
3    by far      by a long chalk     (informal)   by a long shot, by a long way, easily, far and away, immeasurably, incomparably, to a great degree, very much  
4    far and wide      broadly, everywhere, extensively, far and near, here, there and everywhere, in every nook and cranny, widely, worldwide  
5    so far      thus far, to date, until now, up to now, up to the present  
      adj  
6    distant, faraway, far-flung, far-off, far-removed, long, outlying, out-of-the-way, remote, removed  
  
Antonyms     
   adjacent, adjoining, alongside, at close quarters, beside, bordering, close, contiguous, just round the corner, near, nearby, neighbouring, proximate, within sniffing distance     (informal)  


far-fetched     
cock-and-bull     (informal)   doubtful, dubious, fantastic, hard to swallow     (informal)   implausible, improbable, incredible, preposterous, strained, unbelievable, unconvincing, unlikely, unnatural, unrealistic  
  
Antonyms     
   acceptable, authentic, believable, credible, feasible, imaginable, likely, plausible, possible, probable, realistic, reasonable  
far-out     
advanced, avant-garde, bizarre, off-the-wall     (slang)   outlandish, outré, unconventional, weird, wild  
far-reaching     
broad, extensive, important, momentous, pervasive, significant, sweeping, widespread  
far-sighted     
acute, canny, cautious, discerning, far-seeing, judicious, politic, prescient, provident, prudent, sage, shrewd, wise  
go far     
advance, be successful, cut it     (informal)   do well, get ahead     (informal)   get on     (informal)   make a name for oneself, make one's mark, progress, succeed  

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