far from the madding crowd


far from the madding crowd
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.


Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • Far from the Madding Crowd — Infobox Book name = Far from the Madding Crowd image caption = Bathsheba saves Gabriel s life (Plate 1, by Helen Paterson Allingham, for the serial edition in Cornhill Magazine ). author = Thomas Hardy country = England language = English genre …   Wikipedia

  • far from the madding crowd — secluded or removed from public notice Origin: in allusion to use in Gray s Elegy, also to the title of one of Thomas Hardy s novels * * * Far from the Madding Crowd [Far from the Madding Crowd] a novel (1874) by Thomas Hardy. It is a love story… …   Useful english dictionary

  • far from the madding crowd — Meaning A quiet and rural place. Origin Hardy took the title for his novel from Thomas Gray s poem Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard Far from the madding crowd s ignoble strife, Their sober wishes never learn d to stray; Along the cool… …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • Far From the Madding Crowd — Far From the Mad|ding Crowd (1874) a novel by Thomas ↑Hardy about people living in a country village in the west of England during ↑Victorian times. The title of the book, which Hardy took from a famous poem by Thomas ↑Gray, is often used as a… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Far from the Madding Crowd — a novel (1874) by Thomas Hardy. It is a love story about a farm worker, Gabriel Oak, and the woman who owns the farm where he works. He wants to marry her but she has relationships with several other men who seem more exciting to her. In the end… …   Universalium

  • Far from the Madding Crowd —  Not Maddening. Novel by Thomas Hardy (1874) …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Far from the Madding Crowd —    Voir Loin de la foule déchaînée …   Dictionnaire mondial des Films

  • Far from the Madding Crowd (disambiguation) — Far from the Madding Crowd may refer to:* Far from the Madding Crowd , an 1874 novel by Thomas Hardy * Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 film), starring Julie Christie * Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 film), adapted for British television * Far… …   Wikipedia

  • Far from the Madding Crowd (album) — Infobox Album Name = Far From the Madding Crowd Type = Album Artist = Wuthering Heights Released = January 2004 Recorded = May June 2003 Genre = Power/Progressive/Folk metal Length = 61:04 Label = Locomotive Records Producer = Tommy Hansen… …   Wikipedia

  • Far from the Madding Crowd (1967 film) — Infobox Film | name =Far from the Madding Crowd image size =225px caption = original film poster by Tom Chantrell director = John Schlesinger producer =Joseph Janni writer = Frederic Raphael starring = Julie Christie Alan Bates Terence Stamp… …   Wikipedia

  • Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 film) — Infobox Film name = Far from the Madding Crowd image size = caption = director = Nicholas Renton producer = Hilary Bevan Jones writer = Thomas Hardy Philomena McDonagh narrator = starring = Paloma Baeza Nathaniel Parker Jonathan Firth Nigel Terry …   Wikipedia


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