Fifty meters was the distance between relative normality and war.
She looks out of the frame, her gaze sometimes seeming to meet that of the viewer, other times looking off into the distance.
Beyond the walls, the courtyard is still a construction site with vacant student housing looming overhead in the distance.
Many people like to distance themselves from the severity of their circumstances.
The framers in 1787 were wary of sovereignty, and tried to divide, distance, check and balance its exercise.
The distance was too great: were they never going to get to their destination?
In the distance could be seen the buildings of a little town, for which they were heading.
The carriage was still at some distance, standing motionless where they had left it.
She then raised her face; and even at the distance it appeared flushed.
Measure the distance across the back from tip to tip of wings.
late 13c., "quarrel, estrangement, discord, strife," from Old French destance (13c.), from Latin distantia "a standing apart," from distantem (nominative distans) "standing apart, separate, distant," present participle of distare "stand apart," from dis- "apart, off" (see dis-) + stare "to stand" (see stet).
Meaning "remoteness, space between things or places" is late 14c. The figurative sense of "aloofness" is the same as in stand-offish. Phrase go the distance (1930s) seems to be originally from the prize ring, where the word meant "scheduled length of a bout."
1570s (transitive); 1640s (intransitive), from distance (n.). Related: Distanced; distancing.
distance dis·tance (dĭs'təns)
The extent of space between two objects or places; an intervening space.