DISTANT's Sentences and Contexts

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 Sentences of distant
a. far in space or time; cold in manner
His distant greeting made me feel unwelcome from the start.
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The vast cycle of starry life bore his weary mind outward to its verge and inward to its centre, a distant music accompanying him outward and inward.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context
They sat well back and gazed formally at the distant speck of red light which was suspended before the high altar.
Dubliners By James Joyce Context
Now the great salt plain stretched before his eyes, and the distant belt of savage mountains, without a sign anywhere of plant or tree, which might indicate the presence of moisture.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They say that away down in the village, and even in the distant parsonage, that cry raised the sleepers from their beds.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The blackness of darkness reigned, the perfect stillness was interrupted only by occasional mutterings of distant thunder.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
But when the spring, with a gentle stirring motion, announced her arrival, a new and busy life arose; with songs and hurrahs the ice was sawn asunder, the ships were fresh tarred and rigged, that they might sail away to distant lands.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen Context
This was Vassenka Veslovsky, a distant cousin of the Shtcherbatskys, a brilliant young gentleman in Petersburg and Moscow society.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
The streaming rain had already flung its white veil over all the distant forest and half the fields close by, and was rapidly swooping down upon the copse.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Pierre dropped his eyes, lifted them again, and wished once more to see her as a distant beauty far removed from him, as he had seen her every day until then, but he could no longer do it.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
Now that the terrible din of the guns had ceased a hush seemed to reign over the town, broken only by the rustle of footsteps, the moaning, the distant cries, and the crackle of fires which seemed widespread everywhere.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
There were men whose famous names we knew, and others from distant lands whose names we had not heard.
Anthem By Ayn Rand Context