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  • May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge
    May watched the water-logged craft as it vanished under a distant bridge
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adv distantly from or at a distance "dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: New York City has the most skyscrapers of any city in the world with 140. Chicago is a distant second at 68. The term "skyscraper" technically describes all habitable buildings with a height of more than 500 ft (152m).
    • adv Distantly At a distance; remotely; with reserve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • distantly Remotely; at a distance.
    • distantly In entomology, sparsely; so that the component parts are distant from one another: as, distantly punctured or spinose.
    • distantly With reserve or haughtiness.
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  • Helmut Schmidt
    Helmut Schmidt
    “Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.”
  • John Dryden
    “To die is landing on some distant shore.”
  • Andy Rooney
    Andy Rooney
    “Death is a distant rumor to the young.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Enthusiasm is a telescope that yanks the misty, distant future into the radiant, tangible present.”
  • John W. Gardner
    “It is hard to feel individually responsible with respect to the invisible processes of a huge and distant government.”
  • John Dryden
    “For present joys are more to flesh and blood than a dull prospect of a distant good.”


In literature:

The sons of Pandu were induced with their mother to pay a visit to a distant town called Varanavata.
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
When on a distant expedition, we take tents.
"At the Point of the Bayonet" by G. A. Henty
There was the glow of light from the adjoining room and the distant murmur of many voices.
"Wandl the Invader" by Raymond King Cummings
The Germans were over two hundred yards distant now.
"Fighting in France" by Ross Kay
The jaguar is not far distant, "laired" in the secret depths of the impenetrable jungle.
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
The goals were set in the ice, about four or five times as distant from each other as is the case in civilisation.
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
And besides, the specific was at hand; nor, doubtless, was he who had brought it far-distant!
"The Secret of the Island" by W.H.G. Kingston (translation from Jules Verne)
On the right, and still more distant, ran the low Jersey coast, almost hidden in fog and smoke.
"The Secret Wireless" by Lewis E. Theiss
It was distant, it waxed and waned and waxed again.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
Some were relatives from distant places I had not seen before.
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
From the wooded bank, around a distant curve, emerges a small sail with two persons aboard.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
Reconcilement and fusion have now, to all appearances, been thrown back into a dim and distant future.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
No doubt Jupiter is much more distant from us than Venus.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Mesa was twenty-five miles distant, the "Monte Cristo" mine seventeen.
"Brand Blotters" by William MacLeod Raine
And in that silence a faint and distant sound came to them.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
The reader must imagine himself at a spot distant about sixty leagues from Tubac.
"Wood Rangers" by Mayne Reid
The log on which the young hunter had seated himself is some paces distant from the path.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
The gleam of its twinkling lights merged to a distant star that dwindled, shrank and vanished in the heights.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, November, 1930" by Various
He had heard an unaccustomed sound, distinct but distant.
"The Law-Breakers" by Ridgwell Cullum
The rolling dunes were softly mellow; the more distant mountains were dream-peaks.
"Two Thousand Miles Below" by Charles Willard Diffin

In poetry:

Low and soft and plaintive,
Now distant and now near,
Is the voice of Robin Redbreast,
That in the tree I hear.
"Robin Redbreast" by Jared Barhite
And the darkness is falling,
sweet and great and peaceful,
among the distant murmurs
of the little villages ...
"The Street Is Waiting For The Night..." by Juan Ramon Jimenez
Away in a distant city,
Is a stranger all unknown;
Far, far from the leaping river,
That is rushing past his home.
"A Legend Of Buckingham Village" by Nora Pembroke
What is there in those distant hills
My fancy longs to see,
That many a mood of joy instils?
Say what can fancy be?
"Distant Hills" by John Clare
No manly guard hast thou with thee
A savage foe to scare,
For thy good man far off to sea
The distant billows bear.
"The Eagle" by William Hayley
O from the streams of distant lands
Unto Jehovah sing!
And joyful from the mountain tops
Shout to the Lord the King!
"Hymn VI. Behold! th' Ambassador Divine" by John Logan

In news:

View full size Ed Davison calls to a distant flock of Canada geese during the early goose season that opened Thursday in southern Michigan while his law partner, Robert Schmelzer, prepares to shoot.
Rachel Odom takes off in a helicopter to fly to yet another distant military outpost of this mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan to patch the troops in her care back together.
However distant, the region does have a railroading past, and according to SWB Yankees, RailRiders and Porcupines received the most votes from fans, who were invited to help name the team.
Lone shepherd on a distant promontory .
A low, distant sound of humvees and choppers filters through dark green barracks walls.
Houston was a distant second with 501/2 with Lehman (36) and Loramie (24) following behind.
This artist's impression of one of the most distant, oldest, brightest quasars ever seen is hidden behind dust.
An artist's rendering of the most distant quasar released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on June 29.
But for women, there's often nothing more infuriating than the female boss who is cold, distant, and refuses to associate with female colleagues.
There was a time in the not too distant past when the vast tracts of public land in Southeast Utah seemed more than adequate to lose oneself in.
Kind of like a distant foghorn, or someone playing a cello, or maybe the approach of an alien spaceship.
1 suggest that MRI is detecting small enhancing foci of malignant disease distant to the primary tumour.
Hubble Captures a Distant Barred Spiral Galaxy .
Hear a distant roar or see a blazing light in the sky last night.
Re "Girls a Distant 2nd in Geography Gap Among US Pupils" (front page, May 31).

In science:

Figure 2 shows a CMD for the measured stars in the C20-region, which happens to be our most distant field from the center of M33.
Determination of the Distance to M33 Based on the Tip of the Red Giant Branch and the Red Clump
We present deep, panoramic multi-color imaging of the distant rich cluster A 851 (z = 0.41) using Suprime-Cam on Subaru.
History of mass assembly and star formation in clusters
This transformation is a key process in creating the environmental dependence of galaxy properties, and may also underpin the observed evolution of galaxy properties in distant clusters [e.g. 1.2] However, the physical mechanism which is responsible for these changes has not yet been identified [3,4,5].
History of mass assembly and star formation in clusters
Two points at distance 1 in the triangular grid should not be distant ones in Z3 if the domain is tileable.
An algorithm to generate exactly once every tiling with lozenges of a domain
The choice (25) may seem an oversimplification, too distant from any realistic case.
Vibrations in glasses and Euclidean Random Matrix theory
Although the primary science motive for each listed survey is not always the study of cluster evolution, each one is well suited to the search for distant clusters.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
In this regard, optical/NIR surveys still provide the largest numbers of distant (z > 0.6) cluster candidates.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
While this is currently difficult to do to sufficient depth to study distant clusters over a large area of sky, it is feasible over regions of a few square degrees.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
The contrast of a distant cluster in a survey is often low because the survey goal is to cover a modest to large area at the expense of depth.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
For the more distant GRBs, a SN could not be seen, even if it was there.
Optical and X-ray Afterglows in the Cannonball Model of GRBs
We also proposed the new free energy for polar smectics which includes achiral and chiral bilinear interlayer interactions to more distant layers and quadrupolar NN interactions.
General phase diagram for antiferroelectric liquid crystals in dependence on enantiomeric excess
On the other hand, ratio (11) shows that for a fixed s, the correlations found by n distant observers violate the classical bound by a factor that increases exponential ly with the number n of particles.
Bell's inequality for n spin-s particles
However, typically observed galaxies are considerably more distant than M32.
Evidence for an outer disk in the Prototype `Compact Elliptical' Galaxy M32
We remind the reader that this discussion of waveforms is focused on the appearance of the radiation to distant observers on the system’s rotational axis.
Modeling gravitational radiation from coalescing binary black holes
The diameter d of a graph G is the ‘shortest path between the most distant vertices’ .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research