- The state of being far off, or the degree to which something is far; distance, span; remoteness
1918, William James, The Principles of Psychology, page 217:
- If I look from a mountain, the things seen are vast in height and breadth, in proportion to the farness of the horizon.
1980, Russel Hoban, Riddley Walker, Expanded edition, SciFi, ISBN 978-0-253-21234-4, published 1998:
- It's about the same farness from Cambry …
2008, Lincoln Caplan, “Who Cares About Executive Supremacy?”, American Scholar, volume 77, number 1, page 20:
- … the view of presidential power asserted by the administration of George W. Bush stands out for the farness of its far-reaching scope: …
state of being far off, or the degree to which something is far