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infinite distance

infinite distance in Medicine

infinite distance in·fi·nite distance (ĭn'fə-nĭt)
A distance of 20 feet or more, at which light rays entering the eyes are practically parallel.

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  • There is not an infinite distance between the certainty staked and the uncertainty of the gain; that is untrue.

    Pascal's Penses Blaise Pascal
  • "Yes," said Allan courteously, as if from an infinite distance.

    The Rose Garden Husband Margaret Widdemer
  • But the light kept streaming in, and now it seemed to Abbot Hans that it carried with it something from an infinite distance.

  • A moment of subjective time that is grabbed and stretched to an infinite distance.

    Deathworld Harry Harrison
  • You stand here before me, yet your soul seems to be at an infinite distance.

    The Daughter of Heaven Judith Gautier
  • The rays of light are parallel when they issue from an object at an infinite distance.

  • The Very Young Man answered, in a voice so minute it seemed coming from an infinite distance.

    The Girl in the Golden Atom Raymond King Cummings
  • It is an infinite distance that separates them, and yet while it separates, unites.

  • A game is playing at the extremity of this infinite distance in which heads or tails may turn up.

  • Miss Sherwood's voice came to her from an infinite distance, introducing them.

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