Definition of So far

1. Adverb. Used in negative statement to describe a situation that has existed up to this point or up to the present time. "The sun isn't up yet"

2. Adverb. To the degree or extent that. "So far as it is reasonably practical he should practice restraint"

3. Adverb. Used after a superlative. "The largest drug bust yet"
Exact synonyms: Yet

Definition of So far

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Until now; previously; yet. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of So Far

so and so
so as to
so be it
so crazy it just might work
so far (current term)
so far so good
so fashion
so long
so long, and thanks for all the fish
so long as
so many
so much
so much as
so much for
so quiet one can hear a pin drop
so so
so that
so there
so they say

Literary usage of So far

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1846)
"Some further, and some not so far as these mountains.1 Then said the pilgrims one to the other, We have need to cry to the Strong for strength. Shep. ..."

2. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1888)
"Then the soul of a thirsty man, in so far as he is thirsty, has no other wish than to drink; but this it desires, and towards this it is impelled. ..."

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