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The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.
Joseph Stiglitz

Meaning of "a far cry" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FAR CRY

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WHAT DOES A FAR CRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of a far cry in the English dictionary

The definition of a far cry in the dictionary is a long way. Other definition of a far cry is something very different.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FAR CRY

a couple of
a cut above
a dime a dozen
a dog´s chance
a dog´s dinner
a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a fortiori
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FAR CRY

Batesian mimicry
battle cry
biomimicry
catchcry
countercry
cry
decry
descry
downcry
hue and cry
in full cry
mimicry
outcry
parrot cry
rallying cry
scry
street cry
war cry
watchcry

Synonyms and antonyms of a far cry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a far cry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A FAR CRY

Find out the translation of a far cry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a far cry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a far cry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

相距甚远
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

muy lejos
570 millions of speakers

English

a far cry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एक दूर रोना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بعيدة كل البعد
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

далеко
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

muito longe
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

একটি কান্নাকাটি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

loin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Jauh dari jauh
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

weit entfernt
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

全く違う
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거리가 멀다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nangis sing adoh
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

xa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு அழுகை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक मोठा विरोध
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bambaşka
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

un grido lontano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

daleko
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

далеко
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

un strigăt departe
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παρασάγγας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

´n ver
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

långt ifrån
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en langt gråte
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a far cry

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FAR CRY»

The term «a far cry» is very widely used and occupies the 2.579 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A FAR CRY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a far cry

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3 QUOTES WITH «A FAR CRY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a far cry.
1
Ronan Farrow
Pope Francis has stressed humility and austerity - a far cry, according to many, from the predecessor's bling and Ferragamo shoes - those were pretty entertaining. And he's translating all of that into a policy agenda.
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Joseph Stiglitz
The notion that every well educated person would have a mastery of at least the basic elements of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences is a far cry from the specialized education that most students today receive, particularly in the research universities.
3
Andy Taylor
I don't think you need a record deal to write songs. You don't need any other reason than you want to do it. It's a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FAR CRY»

Discover the use of a far cry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a far cry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Far Cry from Kensington
The fraying fringes of 1950s literary London Rich and slim, the celebrated author Nancy Hawkins takes us in hand and leads us back to her threadbare years in postwar London, where she spends her days working for a mad, near-bankrupt ...
Muriel Spark, 2014
2
A far cry from Plymouth Rock: a personal narrative
Directly addressing the relationship with his father, a Marxist Caribbean nationalist, Kwame Dawes presents a memoir of intellectual rigor that is coupled with great tenderness.
Kwame Senu Neville Dawes, 2007
3
It's a Far Cry
The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.
Robert Watson Winston, 2007
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A Far Cry from Home: Life in a Shelter for Homeless Women
Describes the daily lives of homeless women, and argues that public indifference and bureaucratic red tape must be overcome in order to find a solution
Lisa Ferrill, 1991
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Far Cry: The Making of a South African
"Literature that should be widely read, not only because of its literary merit, but also because each reader would regard it as an account of the striving to realize a fond dream". -- Nelson Mandela
Mary Benson, 1990
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A Far Cry from Freedom: The Saga of a Great Irish-American ...
A novel about a great American family who's origin started by a poor Irish immigrant who learned the oil business, and grew to be one of the most powerful Irish-American families hailing from Boston, Massachusetts.
Richard A. Heyman, Sr., 2012
7
A Far Cry From Freedom: Gradual Abolition (1799-1827): New ...
--- L. Lloyd Stewart This is a work that deserves to be read, not only because of the quality and amount of research and thought that went into it, but also because of what it reveals about the history of the state of New York and this ...
L. Lloyd Stewart, 2006
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A Far Cry...From Home: A Mother's Journey of Love, Loss and ...
A Mother's Journey of Love, Loss and Healing..Through the Eyes of an Angel Sandy Richards. Introduction Fate, love and a writing competition collided in November 2011 to bring to life the book you hold in your hands. To life—together, those ...
Sandy Richards, 2013
9
Scenes from a Writer's Life
Autobiographical reminiscences of author about his childhood and youth.
Ruskin Bond, 1997
10
The Difference Place Makes: Gender, Sexuality, and Diaspora ...
is not an exclusively black American inquiry. From the Caribbean, Derek Walcott, in his poem "A Far Cry from Africa," poses the dilemma thus: "Where shall I turn, divided to the vein?" (18). Wherever a population of dispersed Africans resides, ...
Angeletta K. M. Gourdine, 2002

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FAR CRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a far cry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Box Office Guru Wrapup: Jurassic Fights Inside Out to Win Fourth …
... which fell 67% to an estimated $11M. Universal has banked $58.3M to date and is heading for a $65-70M final which will be a far cry from the ... «Rotten Tomatoes, Jul 15»
2
Montoya exit part of disturbing trend
While both have managed to play fairly regularly at mid-level clubs, it's a far cry from the hopes of becoming the next Carles Puyol or Gerard ... «ESPN FC, Jul 15»
3
Capitals, Kuznetsov discussing new contract between 2-3 years
The 23-year-old had 37 points during his first full NHL season and grew into a reliable two-way anchor by the playoffs, a far cry from his ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
4
The innovators: how smaller batteries give more power to UK solar …
... the offices of Powervault are a far cry from Tesla's showpiece Californian stage. The similarity lies in the product – the Powervault battery, ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
5
In 40 Years Since Arthur Ashe's Historic Wimbledon Win, Progress …
It's a far cry from what Ashe did 40 years ago, which is what makes his achievement all the more remarkable. The head of the USTA, Katrina ... «Bleacher Report, Jul 15»
6
Porchfest will Bring Music, Dance, and Community to the Streets of …
... performances from many local theater groups, as well as a performance from the JP-based chamber orchestra, Emmy-nominated A Far Cry. «Jamaica Plain News, Jul 15»
7
Shelters, sirens part of life for Israelis near Gaza
Even so, it is a far cry from the misery facing Gazans, with Israel's military offensive having destroyed thousands of homes in the 50-day conflict ... «Yahoo News, Jul 15»
8
Aiming to be in the top 10 for Rio: Ashwini
Ashwini Ponnappa was a far cry from her doubles partner, G. Jwala in the manner of pointing fingers at chief national coach and the union ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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Five Guys: the US chain taking a bite of Britain's burger market
It's a far cry from the edgy Almost Famous burger bars in Leeds and Manchester, where “crack wings” and “bitch juice” are among the menu ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
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Nacho average meats and cheeses: downtown businesses step up …
Either way, it's a far cry from those orange-tinted pepperoni slices. Follow Nancy Lavin on Twitter: @Nancy_Lavin228. Premium articles from ... «Frederick News Post, Jul 15»

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