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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

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

The noise resembles the roar of heavy, distant surf. Standing on the stirring ice one can imagine it is disturbed by the breathing and tossing of a mighty giant below.
Ernest Shackleton

I look forward to a time, in the not so distant future, when we no longer look forward to 'firsts' as milestones women have yet to achieve, but we look back on them as historic events that continue to teach and inspire.
Dee Dee Myers

There is no road too long to the man who advances deliberately and without undue haste; there are no honors too distant to the man who prepares himself for them with patience.
Jean de la Bruyere

As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?
Chanakya
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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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