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faraway look

A facial expression or gaze that suggests that one is preoccupied by or contemplating something and not paying attention to one's current surroundings. Based on that faraway look on his face, I doubt he's heard a word I've said.
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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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So in telescopes on Earth, the vast population of stars that glow in visible light in a faraway galaxy shows up in the infrared.
Faraway Look has to race off a mark 6lb higher than at Haydock but, whereas Lady Angharad beat 19 opponents last year, he faces only 11 this afternoon.
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.
Faraway Look could improve further and can confirm placings with the second on 2lb worse terms.
A nearby burst carries much less energy than a faraway burst of the same observed brightness.
Faraway Lass tends to find her form at this time of year and she can strike for first-season trainer Denis Coakley in the London Metro Newspaper Handicap (3.20) at Goodwood, writes Rodney Masters.
Illingworth of the University of California, Santa Cruz verified the faraway location of the galaxy by measuring its redshift, the amount by which its light is shifted to the red end of the spectrum.
FARAWAY LASS, Lord Huntingdon's in-form mare, is strongly fancied over her ideal trip of six furlongs in the Racing Post Fillies' Rated Stakes(4.15) at Newmarket today, writes Rodney Masters.
They then used that distance as a yardstick to gauge the distance of faraway clusters whose velocity measures cosmic expansion.
Ladbrokes: 14 Cadeaux Cher, Masha-Il, Lone Piper, 16 Faraway Lass, Rudi's Pet, Superior Premium, 20 bar
Polynesian settlers of various island groups, or archipelagos, regu larly navigated vessels to and from faraway sources of this volcanic rock, contend Marshall I.
Taking good ground or faster as the most likely scenario, Faraway Lass holds outstanding claims in the King's Regiment Cup Classified Stakes at Haydock (3.00).
Using a novel technique to ferret out faraway galaxies, Steidel and his colleagues in a few months have discovered 23 galaxies so distant from Earth that the light they emit took 85 percent of the age of the universe to get here.
WE tried to get some money out of Faraway Lass in the Ladbroke Racing Sprint (3.15, Goodwood) last year.
Their observations, they assert, reveal that a galaxy discovered in the vicinity of a faraway quasar ranks as one of the most distant galaxies ever found.