- distance medley,
- distance modulus,
- distance race,
- distance runner,
- distance university,
- distant early warning,
- distant flap,
Origin of distant
Examples from the Web for distant
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
Word Origin for distant
late 14c., from Old French distant (14c.), from Latin distantem (nominative distans), present participle of distare "to stand apart, be remote" (see distance (n.)). Related: Distantly.