far from the madding crowd


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far from the madding crowd

In a calm and private or isolated place. This phrase comes from Thomas Gray's 1751 poem "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard." Having to go to big events like this always make me long to be far from the madding crowd.
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far from the madding crowd

in a quiet, restful place. (From Thomas Gray's poem, "Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard.") Julia sat daydreaming at her desk, wishing she were far from the madding crowd. Jane: Where shall we go this weekend? Alan: Anywhere, as long as it's far from the madding crowd.
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far from the madding crowd

secluded or removed from public notice.
The phrase was originally used in Thomas Gray's ‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’ ( 1751 ). It is now better known as the title of one of Thomas Hardy's novels.
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Far from the Madding Crowd (1874) is Thomas Hardy's fourth novel and his first major literary success.
1 Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd, (London: Macmillan and Co Ltd, 1963), 228
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