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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aloof, coif, remote, removed, standoffish, unapproachable, uncommunicative, unfriendly, unresponsive, unsociable, withdrawn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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Sometimes one would circle round and round me in the woods a few feet distant as if tethered by a string, when probably I was near its eggs.
Late in the evening I heard the distant rumbling of wagons over bridges -- a sound heard farther than almost any other at night -- the baying of dogs, and sometimes again the lowing of some disconsolate cow in a distant barn-yard.
The Sierra de la Ventana is visible at an immense distance; and a Gaucho told me that he was once riding with an Indian a few miles to the north of the Rio Colorado when the Indian commenced making the same loud noise which is usual at the first sight of the distant tree, putting his hand to his head, and then pointing in the direction of the Sierra.
The part of the harbour where the Beagle intended to anchor being distant twenty-five miles, I obtained from the Commandant a guide and horses, to take me to see whether she had arrived.
I suggested this; but all the answer I could extort was, "Quien sabe?" His head and eye never for a minute ceased scanning slowly the distant horizon.
Azara says the smell can be perceived at a league distant; more than once, when entering the harbour of Monte Video, the wind being off shore, we have perceived the odour on board the Beagle.
As these circumstances, apparently so trifling, occur in two distant continents, we may feel sure that they are the necessary results of a common cause -- See Pallas's Travels, 1793 to 1794, pp.
The findings that the use of distant institutions and complex services increases with firm size suggest that transaction costs relative to the value of financial services purchased by the firm are important in explaining differences between the use of local and the use of nonlocal financial institutions.
The dying star, which lit the galactic scene, is the most distant stellar explosion of its kind ever studied.
Distant Memories will be ridden for the first time by Jamie Spencer, who has agreed to ride for owner Fitri Hay this season, an arrangement that will see the former champion aboard Mata Keranjang in the Bluesquare.com European Free Handicap at Newmarket tomorrow.
2 : the more distant of two <the far side of the stream>
By analyzing the spectrum of light from a distant afterglow, astronomers are attempting to determine the ionization state of gases in the early universe.