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English definition of “far-off”


adjective     /ˌfɑːˈrɒf/ US  /-ˈrɑːf/
describes a time that is a long time before or after the present : some point in the far-off future Distant in space and time describes a place that is a great distance away: a far-off land Distant in space and time
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