further

[Fur┬Ěther]

If you ask your parents for money, they might say they need to think about it further and then ask you lots of questions. Further refers to figurative distance, like a thought you need more time on.

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To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

Verb
promote the growth of; "Foster our children''s well-being and education"

Verb
contribute to the progress or growth of; "I am promoting the use of computers in the classroom"

Adjective S.
more distant in especially degree; "nothing could be further from the truth"; "further from our expectations"; "farther from the truth"; "farther from our expectations"

Adverb
to or at a greater distance in time or space (`farther'' is used more frequently than `further'' in this physical sense); "farther north"; "moved farther away"; "farther down the corridor"; "the practice may go back still farther to the Druids"; "went onl

Adverb
to or at a greater extent or degree or a more advanced stage (`further'' is used more often than `farther'' in this abstract sense); "further complicated by uncertainty about the future"; "let''s not discuss it further"; "nothing could be further from the

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Adverb
in addition or furthermore; "if we further suppose"; "stated further that he would not cooperate with them"; "they are definitely coming; further, they should be here already"


adv.
To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

superl.
More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.

superl.
Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest.

adv.
To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.


Further

Fur"ther , adv. [A comparative of forth; OE. further, forther, AS. furor, farur; akin to G. f'81rder. See Forth, adv.] To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.
Carries us, I know not how much further, into familiar company.
They sdvanced us far as Eleusis and Thria; but no further.
Further off, not so near; apart by a greater distance.

Further

Fur"ther, a. compar. [Positive wanting; superl. Furthest.] 1. More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther. 2. Beyond; additional; as, a further reason for this opinion; nothing further to suggest. &hand; The forms further and farther are in general not differentiated by writers, but further is preferred by many when application to quantity or degree is implied.

Further

Fur"ther", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Furthered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Furthering.] [OE. furthren, forthren, AS. fyr&edh;ran, fyr&edh;rian. See Further, adv.] To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.
This binds thee, then, to further my design.
I should nothing further the weal public.

To a greater distance; in addition; moreover. See Farther.

More remote; at a greater distance; more in advance; farther; as, the further end of the field. See Farther.

To help forward; to promote; to advance; to forward; to help or assist.

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Usage Examples

Beauty is the result of having been through an experience all the way through to the end - therefore it has a poignancy. Beauty that is singular always comes from following an experience to the point where you can go no further.

Every song has a composer, every book has an author, every car has a maker, every painting has a painter, and every building has a builder. So it isn't irrational to take this simple logic a little further and say that nature must have had a Maker. It would be irrational to believe that it made itself.

Give a girl an education and introduce her properly into the world, and ten to one but she has the means of settling well, without further expense to anybody.

Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay - everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don't want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place.

Failure to properly control our borders costs citizens in many ways: schools become overcrowded, medical resources are stretched too thin, other government services are overtaxed, and taxes increase further.

Faith is the highest passion in a human being. Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.

Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.

Capital is that part of wealth which is devoted to obtaining further wealth.

Caring for but never trying to own may be a further way to define friendship.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Especially with a comedy, you've got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It's not like drama where you're trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You're trying to figure out what's the funniest way to do something.

Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.

Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors.

I continuously go further and further learning about my own limitations, my body limitation, psychological limitations. It's a way of life for me.

I am for gay marriage. Or same-sex marriage. I don't want to say it the wrong way. I think people are sensitive to it. I have been painted as being this right-wing zealot on choice. Nothing could be further from the truth.

I happen to dig being able to use whatever mystique I have to further the idea of peace.

At any rate, I can only see such a success having positive effects for everyone, particularly as our anticipation of the World cup would only increase further.

I feel an intense intimacy with those who have this loathing interest in me. Further than this, I know what they mean, I sympathize with them, I understand them. There should be a name (as poetic as love) for this relationship between loather and loathed it is of the closest and more full of passion than incest.

Another important historical factor is the fact that this already very simple religion was further simplified and purified by the early philosophers of ancient China. Our first great philosopher was a founder of naturalism and our second great philosopher was an agnostic.

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