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distant

(Detached), adjective afar, far, far away, in the distance, out of distance, out of range, out of reach, out of sight, outlying, remote, removed
Associated concepts: distant relative, trust and estates, wills

distant

(Far), adjective aloof, coif, remote, removed, standoffish, unapproachable, uncommunicative, unfriendly, unresponsive, unsociable, withdrawn
See also: controlled, disdainful, distinct, far, foreign, inaccessible, insusceptible, obscure, phlegmatic, remote, unapproachable
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He had been taken to that town by some good persons distantly related to his dead father, and by them adopted and tenderly cared for.
Of course I will mention it when I write him," said Anne, a trifle distantly.
It has also been observed that when pollen of one species is placed on the stigma of a distantly allied species, though the pollen-tubes protrude, they do not penetrate the stigmatic surface.
I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet, but it is on the one hand distantly and indirectly related to Flint's Pond, which is more elevated, by a chain of small ponds coming from that quarter, and on the other directly and manifestly to Concord River, which is lower, by a similar chain of ponds through which in some other geological period it may have flowed, and by a little digging, which God forbid, it can be made to flow thither again.
A soft glow seems to shine from within them, rather than upon them from without, such is their mellowness as they look forth on the hot corn-fields and the smoking roads that distantly wind among them.
A white cotton sunshade with a cane han dle reposed between his legs, his side whiskers were neatly brushed, his chin had been freshly shaved; and he only distantly resembled the dishevelled and terrified man in a snuffy night shirt and ignoble old trousers I had seen in the morning hanging on to the wheel of the Diana.
Rout's voice down there shouted something distantly.
Maggy being broad awake, and in the act of distantly gloating over the fruit and cakes with chuckles of anticipation, Clennam made the best diversion in his power by pouring her out a glass of wine, which she drank in a series of loud smacks; putting her hand upon her windpipe after every one, and saying, breathless, with her eyes in a prominent state, 'Oh, ain't it d'licious
He only learned that the more he himself knew, in his little limited human way, the better he could distantly imagine what Omniscience might know.
Jingle's face gradually relaxed; and something distantly resembling a wink quivered for an instant in his left eye.
He is already of the rank of a counsellor, Pyotr Petrovitch Luzhin, and is distantly related to Marfa Petrovna, who has been very active in bringing the match about.
Trailing distantly in third, fourth and fifth place were Afghanistan, Turkey and Turkmenistan.