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far-flung

[fahr-fluhng] /ˈfɑrˈflʌŋ/
adjective
1.
extending over a great distance.
2.
widely disbursed or distributed.
Origin of far-flung
1890-1895
1890-95
Can be confused
far-fetched, far-flung, far-reaching.
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  • Civilization has made but few marks on its far-flung plains.

    The Red Year Louis Tracy
  • Back to it our far-flung children turn with all their memories aflame.

    Seeing and Hearing George W. E. Russell
  • Germans fought on all the battlefields of the far-flung World War.

    The Kaiser's Memoirs William II, German Emperor
  • For here was language he could understand—which was incredible on this far-flung globe.

  • Turnbull looked down and saw that the polished car was literally lit up from underneath by the far-flung fires from below.

    The Ball and The Cross G.K. Chesterton
British Dictionary definitions for far-flung

far-flung

adjective
1.
widely distributed
2.
far distant; remote
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Word Origin and History for far-flung
adj.

1895, from far + past tense of fling.

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