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SO FAR

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does so far mean? 

SO FAR (adverb)
  The adverb SO FAR has 3 senses:

1. used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time
2. to the degree or extent that
3. used after a superlative

  Familiarity information: SO FAR used as an adverb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SO FAR (adverb)


Sense 1so far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time

Synonyms:

as yet; heretofore; hitherto; so far; thus far; til now; until now; up to now; yet

Context examples:

So far he hasn't called / the sun isn't up yet


Sense 2so far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To the degree or extent that

Synonyms:

in so far; insofar; to that degree; to that extent; so far

Context examples:

insofar as it can be ascertained, the horse lung is comparable to that of man / so far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint


Sense 3so far [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Used after a superlative

Synonyms:

so far; yet

Context examples:

this is the best so far / the largest drug bust yet


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