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 Meanings and Examples of DISTANT
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distant
 a.  far in space or time; cold in manner
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  Some, like Ellen, were members of old families who had found life intolerable in their former homes and sought haven in a distant land.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
2  Restless, energetic people from the older sections of Georgia and from more distant states were drawn to this town that sprawled itself around the junction of the railroads in its center.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
3  Be cool and distant and he will understand.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
4  As she stood, looking out of the window, there came to her ears a far-off sound, faint and sullen as the first distant thunder of an approaching storm.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
5  But the dim thundering was so distant that, for a moment, she could not tell.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
6  Eventually all the family found their way to Will's room to air their troubles--even Mammy, who had at first been distant with him because he was not quality and had owned only two slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
7  The magic place was deserted: there was no sound but the splash of the water on the lily-pads, and a distant drift of music that might have been blown across a sleeping lake.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
8  The newly plowed fields were black banners fallen on the distant slope.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
9  She marveled that in what was to her but a night-blurred moment, he should have been in a distant place, have taken charge of a strange house, have slashed a woman, saved a life.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
10  He glanced across the reeds reflected on the water, the quiver of wavelets like crumpled tinfoil, the distant shores patched with dark woods, silvery oats and deep yellow wheat.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
11  She lay awake till she heard the distant creak of a bed which indicated that Kennicott had retired.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
12  Deep into distant woodlands winds a mazy way, reaching to overlapping spurs of mountains bathed in their hill-side blue.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
13  I concluded that this harpooneer, in the course of his distant voyages, must have met with a similar adventure.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
14  Alone in his canoe, he paddled off to a distant strait, which he knew the ship must pass through when she quitted the island.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. Biographical.
15  The four whales slain that evening had died wide apart; one, far to windward; one, less distant, to leeward; one ahead; one astern.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 117. The Whale Watch.
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  The mountains rolled away to a distant horizon.
2  The sea stretched away to the distant horizon.
3  Sundry distant relatives, most of whom I hardly recognized, turned up for my brother's wedding.
4  There was a distant resemblance between them.
5  In our room we could hear the murmur of a distant brook.
6  We could just hear the distant wail of a siren.
7  A near - sighted person cannot focus accurately on distant objects.
8  Rest your eyes by letting them focus on distant objects.
9  To me, they hide in the depths of your soul; be a distant dream, every dream will exceed your goal.
10  There is little doubt, however, that things will improve in the not too distant future.
11  Instead of stopping to speak, she passed by with only a distant nod.
12  A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.
13  Her honeymoon seemed a distant memory.
14  The time we spent together is now a distant memory.
15  A person with good eyesight can distinguish distant object.