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faraway look

 and far-off look
Fig. an appearance on one's face of having one's mind in another place. Dave had a faraway look in his eyes, so I elbowed him to get his attention. Lisa's face had a far-off look indicating that she was daydreaming.
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I'm hoping instead for the rarest treat of all: a personal letter, one of those handwritten missives from a faraway friend in which seven or eight pages of full-length stationery have been crammed to overflowing with affection and anecdotes and then folded and packed into an envelope and sent on their way -- to me.
That form received a handsome boost when the winner went on to land Royal Ascot's Duke of Edinburgh Handicap, and the sponsors make Faraway Look 6-1 joint-favourite with recent York winner Canada to go one better this weekend.
Astronomers have begun to closely scrutinize distant galaxies in infrared light, a range of wavelengths that promises to reveal the mass of these faraway bodies.
Canada, the mount of George Duffield, is seeking a hat-trick after victories at Ayr and York and is the chief rival to Faraway Look in the betting.
THE TOTE went into panic mode yesterday as the cash started to flow for Faraway Look in their big ten furlong handicap at Sandown tomorrow.
FARAWAY Look was the subject of a big gamble with the sponsors yesterday for the televised pounds 100,000 Tote Exacta Stakes tomorrow at Sandown.
Mashkour is too good for Sirk in the conditions race, while Faraway Dancer pips North Verdict in the maiden.
A National Blue Ribbon School award, three CIF athletic championships, three ``Coaches of the Year,'' and the national champion of the NCA/NDA drill/dance team competition, among other honors, made 2003 a banner year for Village Christian Schools, but none of these achievements truly captured the essence of what Village Christian is all about more than Dennis McCarthy's moving description of our students in action as they raised funds and demonstrated care to 10-year-old Aria, a faraway child braving cancer during the holidays.
From Peter Szarka's vaguely cultic, otherworldly Africa '69 or '96, 1992 (Africa is still a faraway "other" to Hungarians), in which a steam-puffing black pedestal was placed over an image of an African rug projected onto the floor, to Gabor Farkas' down-home but spooky niche constructed from a backpack, table, fishing line, and colored chalk scribbles on the wall and floor (at once innocent art-classroom disorder and scene of violent crime), all the works here spoke to our collective fears and desires.
Factions question her ability, with the religious plotting their own rise and a faraway fop relative insinuating himself to get the position.
Because light from a faraway galaxy takes several billion years to reach Earth, astronomers observe such a galaxy as it appeared when the universe was younger.
L'Archipel des Pacotilles" evokes the trinkets brought by seafaring voyagers to sell in faraway countries ("pacotille" is also the word for the personal baggage each sailor had a right to bring with him).
Gilat SkyEdge, Skystar Advantage, Skystar 360E, DialAw@y IP and FaraWay are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
Lee offers a dramatic reading and his lilting voice gives a sense of the exotic to this faraway place, and vivid personalities to its residents.
Let this anniversary of this terrible crime serve to remind us all that hate crimes are not only perpetrated by Muslim extremists in faraway lands.