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Definition of Distant

Distant

  1. Separated; having an intervening space; at a distance; away.
  2. Far separated; far off; not near; remote; -- in place, time, consanguinity, or connection; as, distant times; distant relatives.
  3. Reserved or repelling in manners; cold; not cordial; somewhat haughty; as, a distant manner.
  4. Indistinct; faint; obscure, as from distance.
  5. Not conformable; discrepant; repugnant; as, a practice so widely distant from Christianity.

Distant Quotations

Life rarely presents fully finished photographs. An image evolves, often from a single strand of visual interest - a distant horizon, a moment of light, a held expression.
Sam Abell

Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I find my earliest memories covering the anachronistic features of a previous incarnation. Clear recollections came to me of a distant life, a yogi amidst the Himalayan snows. These glimpses of the past, by some dimensionless link, also afforded me a glimpse of the future.
Paramahansa Yogananda

When distant and unfamiliar and complex things are communicated to great masses of people, the truth suffers a considerable and often a radical distortion. The complex is made over into the simple, the hypothetical into the dogmatic, and the relative into an absolute.
Walter Lippmann

Dreaming of a tomorrow, which tomorrow, will be as distant then as 'tis today.
Lope de Vega
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Distant Translations

distant in Afrikaans is ver
distant in Dutch is ververwijderd, ver, verwijderd
distant in French is distant, vaste
distant in German is abstehend
distant in Italian is distante, vasto
distant in Norwegian is fjern
distant in Portuguese is distante
distant in Spanish is lejano, distante, vasto
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