Definition of 'by far'
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By far the most important skill at the bridge table is counting. Times, Sunday Times (2017)But most important, by far, is the number of times consumers wear a garment before throwing it out. Smithsonian Mag (2017)His own moments of brilliance were outnumbered by far too many basic errors. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Credit cards that are specifically designed for overseas use are by far the cheapest option. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Yet by far the most important of the three was the deficit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)That issue is by far the key in any size church. Christianity Today (2000)That was by far the most important thing. The Sun (2011)Instead he introduced a system of fees that were by far his most important legacy as a reformer of the public sector. Times, Sunday Times (2010)By far the biggest issue is lack of self-confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is now a third in six months, and by far the most important. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Of those, by far the most important is to refuse. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Indeed politically, it is by far the most important thing to happen this year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By far the most important of the three is Fit. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The economy is by far the biggest issue in the campaign with two-thirds picking it in their top three. The Sun (2010)There are myriad links in the ivory smuggling chain, but by far the most important is the final one. Times, Sunday Times (2014)By far the biggest issue was PPI. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I think there were three factors, of which the last is by far the most important. Times, Sunday Times (2015)By far the least substantial of Olympic buildings; by far the most important. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And by far the most important element in that equation is energy: mainly emotional, partly physical. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The most important of these is the economy, by far the most important factor driving the Remain vote. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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