Origin of distant
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There were stories of distant strife, in Bosnia, Rwanda, and Northern Ireland, and those stories had the whiff of a different era.
In the not too distant future, these young people will control billions of dollars.
In the post-Kefauver era of the early 1950s, it had many advantages over its distant desert sister.Will Hyman Roth Return to Havana With Normalized Relations?|John L. Smith|December 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That distant whirring sound you hear is a long-dead Greek physician spinning in his grave.
This can be seen not just in distant exurbs or suburbs, but in prime inner-city neighborhoods.
Rocks, huge and picturesque, jut out into the stream, affording beautiful views of the river and the distant city.The Works of Whittier, Volume V (of VII)|John Greenleaf Whittier
I saw people coming from the river and from distant places to help build the Temple.Wilford Woodruff|Matthias F. Cowley
The surface is porous; the cells are distant and arranged irregularly, and seem as if composed of sand cemented with mud.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
"The devil is strong in them," exclaimed a distant voice, which appeared to be that of a priest.
In French they greeted each other stiffly, like distant acquaintances, and the train thundered past.The Lion's Share|E. Arnold Bennett