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adverb farthest pronunciation in British English /ˈfɑː(r)ðɪst/
  1. 1
    in or to a place that is most distant

    Surfers choose the waves that carry them farthest.

    farthest away (from someone/something):

    Sam had chosen to sit farthest away from the door.

    farthest north/south/east/west:

    Edinburgh is about the farthest north I’ve ever been.

  2. 2
    to or at the most distant time in the past or future

    The history of her family in the village went the farthest back of all.


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