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far cry

1. A long way: stuck at the airport in Memphis, a far cry from Maine.
2. Something that is very different from something else: This food is a far cry from what we got in the cafeteria.
See also: cry, far
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on New The Far Cry series has a habit of creating charismatic villains, and with this latest outing, you get double for your money.
Another feature we've never seen in an Far Cry game before is player character customisation.
When describing the antagonist, Hay compared him to classic Far Cry bad guys of the past.
Darley made the first move, driving Far Cry to the front approaching the two-furlong marker, but Ray Cochrane had no trouble covering it on Travelmate, who had been laid out for the race and travelled supremely well, and when the pair first engaged in what developed into a titanic battle he would have been very short had in-running betting been around.
An open-world awaits players who jump into the campaign of Far Cry 4.
This standalone, download-only title marries Far Cry 3's cutting edge firstperson shooter tech to an old-school sci-fi pastiche complete with lunkheaded cyborg soldiers, tabletop RPG references, a shimmering synth soundtrack and, of course, Michael Biehn.
The third instalment is not a direct sequel to Far Cry 2 (as Far Cry 2 was not a direct sequel to the original Far Cry).
Unfortunately for Far Cry 3's hero, Jason Brody, his little backpacking tour lands him and his friends on a tropical island full of psychopaths.
It is a far cry from the Prime Minister's vision of schools being more independent from local authorities.
Far Cry Instincts: Predator; Platform: Xbox 360; Price: pounds 49.
The ongoing revitalization of Times Square has been spurred by projects and developments in the 42nd Street area, a far cry from what it was just a few years ago.
That's a far cry from the libertarian vision founders Peter Thiel and Max Levchin originally had for PayPal, an online payment service that enables account holders to send money to anyone in the world with an e-mail address.
It's still a far cry from his number with drag star Lady Bunny at New York's Wigstock festival: "We would do duets--the real Bunny and the puppet Bunny," Twist says, laughing.
Flavored with Gannon's Midwestern charm and Irish hard-hitting honesty, A Life In Print is unafraid to level scathing criticsm against individuals or societies--whether decrying presidential canditate John Kerry's professed Catholicism when Kerry has repeatedly voted against pro-life platforms, or lamenting that the factionalized modern-day America is such a far cry away from the unified nation that came together and gave everything it had to support the war effort during World War II.
It is a far cry from the kind of budget Toronto saw just a few years ago.