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[fahr-uh-wey] /ˈfɑr əˈweɪ/
distant; remote:
faraway lands.
dreamy, preoccupied:
a faraway look.
Origin of faraway
1810-20; far + away Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for faraway
  • Conspiracy theorists will insist that an entire population was banished to a faraway island, where they step-danced to oblivion.
  • Students can easily ask parents or faraway friends to edit their term papers remotely without having to send clunky attachments.
  • The risk isn't confined to people living in faraway places.
  • The second call came from the chairman of a faraway comprehensive state university.
  • Often the damaging environmental effects of industry don't feel real to faraway consumers.
  • Astronomers are finding that some faraway worlds orbit multiple suns.
  • We are a diverse people--incapable of being governed from a faraway capital by people who do not share our values.
  • No wonder that his coaches get a misty, faraway look in the eye when they talk about him.
  • Some singles hesitate to take vacations because the thought of being alone in a faraway place makes them uncomfortable.
  • faraway friends and family are plopping down at home to watch couples walk down aisles and across bandwidth.
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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