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Word: distant

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


Sentences Containing 'distant'

'However, I am telling you of my fruit dinner in the distant future now.
'Mr. Dick is a sort of distant connexion of mine--it doesn't matter how; I needn't enter into that.
A cloud is lowering on the distant town, towards which I retraced my solitary steps.
About 30% of tumors are malignant and have local or distant metastases.
But the European colonies in America are more remote than the most distant provinces of the greatest empires which had ever been known before.
But the productions of the most distant metallic mines frequently may, and in fact commonly are.
England purchased for some of her subjects, who found themselves uneasy at home, a great estate in a distant country.
Following his father's death, Jimmy kept himself distant from the Cullens.
For at these distant points, the organic remains in certain beds present an unmistakable resemblance to those of the Chalk.
From a distant past the moon has beckoned, rich with mystery and enigma.
Germain finished a distant third. Senate nominee results.
He could number the fields in every direction, and could tell how many trees there were in the most distant clump.
He died not long after in a distant northern camp.
He finished a distant 14th, having difficulty on the technical descents on the course, and slipped to fourth overall.
His ministry among the sons and daughters of earth stretches from the distant past of premortality to the distant future of resurrection, judgment, and beyond.
I concluded that this harpooneer, in the course of his distant voyages, must have met with a similar adventure.
I made my gentleman a distant bow, and Peggotty barely recognized him.
If they were not, they could not bear the expense of a distant carriage, either by land or by water.
In exile, he settled in France where he married Princess Irina Pavlovna Paley, his distant cousin.
It is 5 km distant from the seat of district, Sobrance
It was about ninety leagues distant, and our voyage lasted four days and a half.
Lyons is very distant, both from the places which afford the materials of its manufactures, and from those which consume them.
Meco also has the distinction of being Spain's most distant populated area from the sea.
Mr. Lorry glanced at the distant House, and glanced at the angry Stryver.
said Miss Betsey, shaking her head, and making a distant chop in the air with her knife.
She was seventeen years old and was already engage to a distant relative, Prince George of Schwarzburg.
Stereotypical foreign, distant places are "Timbuktu" and "Indokiina".
Swadesh proposed a number of distant genetic links among languages.
Teachers from distant places stayed in the houses of the landlord and taught.
The aloof Weiyun appears distant all the time.
The birds get up from the water, and fly to a distant land.
The bitter cup of adversity has been drained by me to the very dregs, and I feel that the grave is not far distant.
The choir slips cheekily into distant keys now and then.
The dorsal and anal fin are distant from the caudal fin.
The floras of distant continents would not by such means become mingled; but would remain as distinct as they now are.
The manufacturers first supply the neighbourhood, and afterwards, as their work improves and refines, more distant markets.
The most common placeholder name for a distant place is "Tramtárie".
The nature of the commodity renders it not quite so proper for being transported to distant markets as wool.
The nearest major port is at the Port of Durrës, that is 36 km distant from the Tirana city.
The nearest railway station is Drogheda railway station approximately 9 kilometres distant.
The productions of such distant coal mines can never be brought into competition with one another.
There could be little or no commerce of any kind between the distant parts of the world.
There the distant booming of guns were convincing evidence that the "Zone of Advance" (Western Front) had been entered.
They say that away down in the village, and even in the distant parsonage, that cry raised the sleepers from their beds.
This allows time to travel to more distant divesites.
This island of Luggnagg stands south-eastward of Japan, about a hundred leagues distant.
What distant and different beings in the various mansions of the universe are contemplating the same one at the same moment!
When at three paces distant from each other, Albert and the count stopped.
When she emerges, she hears a distant call for "'elp".
You are going out, Micawber, to this distant clime, to strengthen, not to weaken, the connexion between yourself and Albion.'

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