But what lingers is Hipple, a mile behind the play, struggling back to his feet.
If a friend living within half a mile of you becomes happy, there's a 42 percent chance that you'll become happy too.
People really liked this guy—even my wife, who can generally smell a rat from a mile away.
And a week later, she was shot and killed in a Chicago park after school, just a mile away from my house.
Weaver is seeking damages from Sandusky, Second mile, and Penn State.
For a mile or more Sid saw nothing on which to focus his camera.
When within a mile and a half of the houses, a stone had been thrown at him from behind a hedge.
I do'no—a hund'ed steps, me'be—me'be half a mile—'twouldn't be fah.
If the Islander had been within a mile of us we could have heard the clang of her screw.
Its only a thousand and the gold cup for the winner of the hundred mile race.
Old English mil, from West Germanic *milja (cf. Middle Dutch mile, Dutch mijl, Old High German mila, German meile), from Latin mila "thousands," plural of mille "a thousand" (neuter plural was mistaken in Germanic as a fem. singular), of unknown origin.
The Latin word also is the source of French mille, Italian miglio, Spanish milla. The Scandinavian words (Old Norse mila, etc.) are from English. An ancient Roman mile was 1,000 double paces (one step with each foot), for about 4,860 feet, but there were many local variants and a modern statute mile is about 400 feet longer. In Germany, Holland, and Scandinavia in the Middle Ages, the Latin word was applied arbitrarily to the ancient Germanic rasta, a measure of from 3.25 to 6 English miles. Mile-a-minute (adj.) "very fast" is attested from 1957.
(from Lat. mille, "a thousand;" Matt. 5:41), a Roman measure of 1,000 paces of 5 feet each. Thus the Roman mile has 1618 yards, being 142 yards shorter than the English mile.