After an international outcry, President Yoweri Museveni distanced himself from the bill, and it seemed likely to disappear.
Lee is a patient storyteller with a distanced, mostly omniscient point of view.
Republicans have alternately praised and distanced themselves from the proposal.
As Barton went mainstream, however, he distanced himself from outright racism.
But the government also distanced itself from Taseer over the blasphemy laws controversy.
She had distanced her servant and, as she came abreast of us, turned slightly in her saddle and glanced back at him.
But this distanced them all—Steve and Dolly Beekman were going to be married!
All her competitors were distanced, and were put to death without mercy.
If enemies were following her, she began to hope that she had distanced them.
He did not draw a long breath till he had distanced the retreating Confederates and reached Danville.
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.