go far

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v go far succeed in a big way; get to the top "After he published his book, he had arrived","I don't know whether I can make it in science!","You will go far, my boy!"
    • v go far extend in importance or range "His accomplishments go far"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Monday's Child is fair of face, Tuesday's child is full of grace, Wednesday's child is full of woe, Thursday's child has far to go, Friday's child is loving and giving, Saturday's child has to work for its living, But a child that's born on the Sabbath Day, Is fair and wise and good and gay.
    • Go far to last long
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Quotations

  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand%20Russell
    “All movements go too far.”
  • James Russell Lowell
    James%20Russell%20Lowell
    “It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.”
  • John Pierpont Morgan
    John Pierpont Morgan
    “Go as far as you can see; when you get there, you'll be able to see farther.”
  • Theodore Roosevelt
    Theodore%20Roosevelt
    “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”
  • T. S. Eliot
    T.%20S.%20Eliot
    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far they can go.”
  • Jim Rohn
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    “We must risk going too far to discover just how far we can go.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. gán, contr. for gangan, to go; cf. Ger. gehen, Dut. gaan.

Usage

In literature:

That is as far as you can go.
"The Grammar School Boys Snowbound" by H. Irving Hancock
The butternuts go up as far as the line of Canada.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting" by Northern Nut Growers Association
That's as far as I can go.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
Shall we go so far as to believe that this is an illegitimate mode of cognition?
"The Mind and the Brain" by Alfred Binet
Had the path been a rugged one the wounded man would not go far before giving out.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
We seemed to be going south, as far as I could make out by the stars; and now we're going north.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
I don't think I would say that you are going far.
"First in the Field" by George Manville Fenn
She won't go far without trying back; she can't be far away.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
On hearing of his intention of going to London, Lieutenant Jenkins at once offered him a passage as far as Portsmouth.
"Ned Garth" by W. H. G. Kingston
This will go far to prevent any relapse.
"Papers on Health" by John Kirk
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In poetry:

Go! stranger! rouse the sons of thought!
Go! tell them far and near!
And take me! take me to the world!
Or make the world come here!
"The Painter Of Florence" by Ernest Jones
'Tis better far that I should go before,
And you awhile should stay;
But I will wait upon the golden shore
To meet my child some day.
"M * * *" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Where wilt thou go, my harrased heart?
Full many a land invites thee now;
And places near and far apart
Have rest for thee, my weary brow.
"Holyday" by Emily Jane Bronte
A pub there is of far renown,
A pub that seamen know
In every street of Sailortown
Or sea where they in ships go down
From Clyde to Callao.
"The Rendezvous" by Cicely Fox Smith
Why wilt thou go, my harassed heart,
What thought, what scene invites thee now?
What spot, or near or far,
Has rest for thee, my weary brow?
"A little while, a little while" by Emily Jane Bronte
But now in trembling fear they go,
Such is their knowledge of the stars.
When Venus threatens well they know
She's far more dangerous than Mars.
"Cherchez La Femme" by C J Dennis

In news:

When are users going to reject a data collection or use as going too far.
He keeps asking how far I've gone with another guy and how far I'd go with him.
ST PAUL, MN — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments reached an agreement with 3M that has the potential to go far beyond integrating electronic health records between the two departments.
Sometimes you have to go far away to appreciate what's close to home.
Gable, who has advised police and intelligence agencies on far-right activities, there warns of problems that go deeper than the slightly secretive but still relatively visible world of far-right politics.
For someone to symbolize this Veterans Day, you couldn't go far wrong choosing Tammy Duckworth, who was elected to Congress on Tuesday to represent Chicago's northwestern suburbs.
Toledo kids won't have to go far to get to Sesame Street.
Proposed OPD Settlement Doesn't Go Far Enough.
You don't have to go far to catch rainbow trout.
UAB smoking ban doesn't go far enough (updated with poll).
"Wanderlust" Doesn't Go Far .
Oakland port challenges go far beyond improper expenditures.
If Chris Paul stays, Clippers may go far .
Neil Lennon will feel pain, but Celtic can go far .
With Alaska's higher costs, dividends won't go far .
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In science:

In theoretical astrophysics, so far there has been little need to go beyond the model of working with a handful of program files, linked together at compile time.
The Starlab Environment for Dense Stellar Systems
In particular, one can go far beyond the realms of perturbation theory or semi-classical methods.
So you want to be a lattice theorist?
In fact, we find that, in the simplest toy model for bulk fields one could write down, the cumulative effect of bulk dynamics can indeed go in the direction of lowering S , and go so far as to make it negative for reasonable values of the parameters.
The fifth dimension as an analogue computer for strong interactions at the LHC
Indeed, such discoveries will go far in establishing leptogenesis as a credible, even likely scenario.
Report of the US long baseline neutrino experiment study
Let us try to understand how far this no-go result can be extended, and which configurations of the scalar fields can lead to gravity wave emission.
Theory and Numerics of Gravitational Waves from Preheating after Inflation
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