Lizzie Crocker on why so many powerful women are distancing themselves from ‘feminist.’
Despite the aid that Saraswati seems to have received from his devotees, Barsana Dham is distancing itself from his legacy.
They got that, but they got it colored by a distancing, third-person narrative and bouts of self-justification.
During that time, his success mounted but he seemed to be distancing himself from cultural relevance.
Now, Dickie says, the church is distancing itself from the perceived alliance.
It sank in Rhoda like the preaching of an end that was promise of a beginning, and girdled a distancing land of trouble.
All three started and ran as fast as they were able; and for a while were in hopes of distancing their pursuer.
But when we had got to within about six yards of him, up he got, and galloped off again, distancing us at every stride.
He had known his impetuous brother to do many unwise things in the past; but it seemed that he was now distancing his own record.
To his intense gratification he had succeeded in distancing his fellow across the way by half a block.
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.