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Word: distant

Definition: reserved or aloof; cold in manner; Ex. distant greeting; ADV. distantly


Sentences Containing 'distant'

He was so much too big for Tellson's, that old clerks in distant corners looked up with looks of remonstrance, as though he squeezed them against the wall.
Mr. Lorry glanced at the distant House, and glanced at the angry Stryver.
Keys turned, doors clashed, footsteps passed along distant passages: no cry was raised, or hurry made, that seemed unusual.
Mr. Darcy was eyeing him with unrestrained wonder, and when at last Mr. Collins allowed him time to speak, replied with an air of distant civility.
He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many trees there were in the most distant clump.
To be sure, it would have been more for the advantage of conversation had Miss Lydia Bennet come upon the town; or, as the happiest alternative, been secluded from the world, in some distant farmhouse.
A large body of water is strongly heated at the equator, and then moves away, carrying heat with it to distant regions, such as England and Norway.
If a gas jet is turned on and not lighted, an odor of gas soon becomes perceptible, not only throughout the room, but in adjacent halls and even in distant rooms.
By means of a lens one can easily get on a visiting card a picture of a distant church steeple.
The mountain top may be so far distant that in the photograph it will not appear to be greater than a small stone.
Concave glasses, by separating the rays and making the focus more distant, overbalance a wide eyeball with its tendency to focus objects in front of the retina.
We see the water waves, but we can never see with the eye the heat and light waves which roll in to us from that far distant source, the sun.
This seems most marvelous until we learn that the lines are pulled back and forth by pulleys at the window and at a distant support.
Relatively few cities and towns are so favorably situated as regards water; more often the mountains are too distant, or the elevation is too slight, to be of practical value.
An Indian puts his ear to the ground in order to detect distant footsteps, because sounds too faint to be heard through the air are comparatively clear when transmitted through the earth.
The report of a distant cannon is heard after the flash and smoke are seen; the report of a near cannon is heard the instant the flash is seen.
The telegraph is now such a universal means of communication between distant points that one wonders how business was conducted before its invention in 1832 by S.F.B. Morse.
Horizontal lines also occur in the sky and distant landscape, one running right through the group of spears.
What distant and different beings in the various mansions of the universe are contemplating the same one at the same moment!
Every New Englander might easily raise all his own breadstuffs in this land of rye and Indian corn, and not depend on distant and fluctuating markets for them.
That way I looked between and over the near green hills to some distant and higher ones in the horizon, tinged with blue.
For the rest of the long afternoon, perhaps, my meditations are interrupted only by the faint rattle of a carriage or team along the distant highway.
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.
My nearest neighbor is a mile distant, and no house is visible from any place but the hill tops within half a mile of my own.
The birds get up from the water, and fly to a distant land.
When at three paces distant from each other, Albert and the count stopped.
The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
There could be little or no commerce of any kind between the distant parts of the world.
If they were not, they could not bear the expense of a distant carriage, either by land or by water.
The productions of such distant coal mines can never be brought into competition with one another.
But the productions of the most distant metallic mines frequently may, and in fact commonly are.
The nature of the commodity renders it not quite so proper for being transported to distant markets as wool.
Lyons is very distant, both from the places which afford the materials of its manufactures, and from those which consume them.
The manufacturers first supply the neighbourhood, and afterwards, as their work improves and refines, more distant markets.
But the European colonies in America are more remote than the most distant provinces of the greatest empires which had ever been known before.
England purchased for some of her subjects, who found themselves uneasy at home, a great estate in a distant country.
Though the same capital never will maintain the same quantity of productive labour in a distant as in a near employment, yet a distant employment maybe as necessary for the welfare of the society as a near one; the goods which the distant employment deals in being necessary, perhaps, for carrying on many of the nearer employments.
For at these distant points, the organic remains in certain beds present an unmistakable resemblance to those of the Chalk.
The floras of distant continents would not by such means become mingled; but would remain as distinct as they now are.
said Miss Betsey, shaking her head, and making a distant chop in the air with her knife.
'Mr. Dick is a sort of distant connexion of mine--it doesn't matter how; I needn't enter into that.
They say that away down in the village, and even in the distant parsonage, that cry raised the sleepers from their beds.
A cloud is lowering on the distant town, towards which I retraced my solitary steps.
I made my gentleman a distant bow, and Peggotty barely recognized him.
'However, I am telling you of my fruit dinner in the distant future now.
You are going out, Micawber, to this distant clime, to strengthen, not to weaken, the connexion between yourself and Albion.'
It was about ninety leagues distant, and our voyage lasted four days and a half.
This island of Luggnagg stands south-eastward of Japan, about a hundred leagues distant.
I concluded that this harpooneer, in the course of his distant voyages, must have met with a similar adventure.

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