far-flung

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj far-flung remote "far-flung corners of the Empire"
    • adj far-flung distributed over a considerable extent "far-flung trading operations","the West's far-flung mountain ranges","widespread nuclear fallout"
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Usage

In literature:

By contrast, from above, the far-flung suburbs seemed dark and somber.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science July 1930" by Various
This she flung from her as far as possible, keeping hold, however, of one end, and dragging it after her.
"Harper's Young People, October 26, 1880" by Various
It is well-nigh impossible to give a connected story of the innumerable and far-flung operations of the winter campaign.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Evu seized the china head and flung it as far as ever she could.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Then a young man found an empty bottle and flung it far out into the channel.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
Rathburn was looking at the far-flung view below.
"The Coyote" by James Roberts
The catastrophe must have been a gigantic one to have flung up that fossil tooth from strata far beneath the level of the earth's surface.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, May, 1930" by Various
Now other men came from scattered, far-flung homes to the south and joined the five.
"The Shepherd of the North" by Richard Aumerle Maher
In terror he bent the arrow shafts across his knee, and flung the bow far down into the shadows.
"The Flute of the Gods" by Marah Ellis Ryan
With sudden passion she dragged it from her finger; she let the window down with a run and flung the ring far out into the grey evening.
"The Phantom Lover" by Ruby M. Ayres
Fleeming opened the paper, read so far, and flung it on the floor.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 9" by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Dark Master flung himself back, but not far enough, and Brian saw the point rip open the pallid cheek.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
Nothing short of an {60} all-Canadian railway could bind together the far-flung Dominion.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
Before he had gone far, he came to the rock of Foynes, from the top of which he flung his burden into the salt waters.
"Irish Fairy Tales"
In fact, it might well change the entire course of the war in the far flung Pacific.
"Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal" by Robert Sydney Bowen
Toulon, terror-struck, too far gone for turning, has flung itself, ye righteous Powers, into the hands of the English!
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
In another minute the sash was flung wide, and she was leaning out as far as the laws of balance allowed her.
"The Youngest Girl in the School" by Evelyn Sharp
There must be something great and true in France, when she can inspire such far-flung devotion.
"The Guns of Europe" by Joseph A. Altsheler
A great storm of the far-flung astronomical elements arose without cause.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain
Soon his sword became too heavy for his hand and he flung it far away.
"Marguerite de Valois" by Alexandre Dumas
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In poetry:

And far o’er many a distant zone
These wrecks of Eden still are flung
The fruits that Paradise hath known
Are still in earthly gardens hung.
"The New Eden" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
They faun' him next day in the minister's holm,
Where the water had flung him oot;
An' they brocht him up to the far toon-en',
But they happit his bridal suit.
"Daft Ailie" by Alexander Anderson
With harps the gallery glittered bright,-- The pealing rafters rung;
Far off upon the woods of night,
From the tall window's arch, the light
Of tapers clear was flung.
"The Harp Of Hoel" by William Lisle Bowles
Hills flung the cry to hills around,
And ocean-mart replied to mart,
And streams whose springs were yet unfound,
Pealed far away the startling sound
Into the forest's heart.
"Seventy-Six" by William Cullen Bryant
Over the grey, low wall the olive flung
Her deeper greyness ; far off, hill on hill
Sloped to the sky, which, pearly-pale and still,
Above the large and luminous landscape hung.
"To Vernon Lee" by Amy Levy
Ears full of throbbing, a babe awakens startled,
Sends a tiny whimper to the still gaunt room.
Arms of the mother tighten round it gently,
Deaf to the patter in the far-flung gloom.
"Marching Streets" by F Scott Fitzgerald

In news:

The extended mission will help provide information about far-flung trips to asteroids and Mars.
Above and below are pictures sent from places as far-flung as Santiago, Chile and Waterloo, Ontario.
One of a handful of tour operators in the park, Far Flung has been offering river trips throughout the American Southwest and Mexico for nearly 20 years.
After years of offshore production, General Electric is moving much of its far-flung appliance-manufacturing operations back home.
It's always amazing to me, even in the advent of the internet, when I receive correspondence from some far flung place on the globe.
As the Big East continues to fragment into unrecognizable and far-flung pieces, membership in what has become a lower-tier conference may no longer have appeal for basketball schools such as Marquette.
They had also cited health and safety concerns at far-flung penal colonies .
"We wouldn't be nearly as far flung," Walter Berry, president, said of the Wichita-based company's eight divisions and 29 locations in six states.
A couple of decades ago, Prince William County was one of the mostly white, somewhat rural, far-flung suburbs where Republican candidates went to accumulate the votes to win elections in Virginia.
While the news came as a surprise, Gaddafi's death was actually predicted by the short-lived, late 80s' sitcom 'Second Chance' in an episode set in the far-flung future year of 2011.
While the news came as a surprise, Gaddafi 's death was actually predicted by the short-lived, late 80s' sitcom 'Second Chance' in an episode set in the far-flung future year of 2011.
I have been intrigued for years by the haunted attractions that spring up every October in far-flung corners of Johnston County.
In 2004-05 lockout, many sought ice time in far-flung places, but this time around it's more complicated for some More.
Haywood County will help ease the burden faced by towns as they start trucking their trash all the way to the county's far-flung landfill.
But this week in DC, there are a few unique opportunities to hear Iranian women singers perform songs that straddle traditional Persian music and contemporary pop, among other far-flung influences.
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