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Farther (adverb)

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Fa'rther. adv. [This word is now generally considered as the comparative degree of far; but by no analoger can far make farther or farthest: it is therefore probable, that the ancient orthography was nearer the true, and that we ought to write further and furthest, from forth, forther, forthest, ꝼoꞃðoꞃ, ꝼuꞃðꞃ, Saxon; the o and u, by resemblance of sound, being first confounded in speech, and afterwards in books.] At a greater distance; to a greater distance; more remotely; beyond; moreover.

To make a perfect judgment of good pictures, when compared with one another, besides rules, there is farther required a long conversation with the best pieces. Dryden's Dufresnoy.

They contented themselves with the opinions, fashions and things of their country, without looking any farther. Locke.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Locke, John (269)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Farther (adverb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: April 30, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14005.


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