Distantly
Distantly Dis"tant*ly, adv. At a distance; remotely; with reserve. [1913 Webster]

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  • distantly — [[t]dɪ̱stəntli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV ed, ADV with cl Distantly means very far away. [LITERARY] They were too distantly seated for any conversation... Distantly, to her right, she could make out the town of Chiffa. Syn: faraway Ant: nearby 2)… …   English dictionary

  • distantly — dis|tant|ly [ dıstəntli ] adverb 1. ) MAINLY LITERARY far away: I heard dogs barking distantly in the hills. 2. ) without any real feeling, usually because you are thinking about something else: At this Ivan only smiled distantly. 3. ) not in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • distantly — UK [ˈdɪstəntlɪ] / US adverb 1) mainly literary far away I heard dogs barking distantly in the hills. 2) without any real feeling, usually because you are thinking about something else At this Ivan only smiled distantly. 3) not in detail, or not… …   English dictionary

  • distantly — adv. Distantly is used with these adjectives: ↑related Distantly is used with these verbs: ↑hear …   Collocations dictionary

  • distantly — distant ► ADJECTIVE 1) far away in space or time. 2) at a specified distance. 3) remote or far apart in resemblance or relationship: a distant acquaintance. 4) aloof or reserved. 5) remote; abstracted. DERIVATIVES distantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • distantly — adverb from or at a distance dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness • Derived from adjective: ↑distant …   Useful english dictionary

  • distantly — adverb see distant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • distantly — See distant. * * * …   Universalium

  • distantly — adverb In a distant manner …   Wiktionary

  • distantly — adv. remotely, far away; in an unfriendly or reserved manner …   English contemporary dictionary

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