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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aloof, coif, remote, removed, standoffish, unapproachable, uncommunicative, unfriendly, unresponsive, unsociable, withdrawn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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At evening, the distant lowing of some cow in the horizon beyond the woods sounded sweet and melodious, and at first I would mistake it for the voices of certain minstrels by whom I was sometimes serenaded, who might be straying over hill and dale; but soon I was not unpleasantly disappointed when it was prolonged into the cheap and natural music of the cow.
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 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.
His head and eye never for a minute ceased scanning slowly the distant horizon.
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.
5 February 2015 - US-based middle market private equity firm Centre Partners Management LLC has sold its Distant Lands Trading Co, Inc.
Galaxy clusters in the early universe are thought to be key to understanding the lifecycles of old galaxies, but to date astronomers have located only a handful of these rare, distant structures.
1bn years ago, making it the oldest and most distant galaxy known.
Distant Lands is a travel bookstore and travel outfitter founded in 1989 by Adrian Kalvinskas.
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We are distant like a ball that misses the goal and goes toward the