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''The distance to Petersborough is thirty miles.''
''From Moscow, the distance is relatively short to Saint Petersburg, relatively long to Novosibirsk, but even greater to Vladivostok.''
Length or interval of time.
1718, (w), Preface to a Collection of Poems
- ten years' distance between my writing the one and the other
1795, (w), ''Elements of Geometry''
- the writings of Euclid at the distance of two thousand years
Remoteness of place; a remote place.
(RQ:Irving Rip Van Winkl)
- As he was about to descend, he heard a voice from a distance
1799, (w), ''The Pleasure of Hope''
- 'Tis distance lends enchantment to the view.
- He waits at distance till he hears from Cato.
Remoteness in succession or relation.
A space marked out in the last part of a racecourse.
(RQ:L'Estrange Fables of Aesop)
A withholding of intimacy; alienation; variance.
(RQ:Bacon Of Seditions and Trouble)
- Setting them factions at distance, or at least distrust amongst themselves.
- In former days every tavern of repute kept such a room for its own select circle, a club, or society, of habitués, who met every evening, for a pipe and a cheerful glass.(..)Strangers might enter the room, but they were made to feel that they were there on sufferance: they were received with distance and suspicion.
The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.
(RQ:Dryden The Indian Emperou)
- I hope your modesty / Will know what distance to the crown is due.
1706, (w), ''A Sermon Preached in the Guild-Hall Chapel, September 28 1706''
- 'Tis by respect and distance that authority is upheld.
To move away (from) someone or something.
''He distanced himself from the comments made by some of his colleagues.''
To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.
1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, ''In the "Stranger People's" Country'', Nebraska 2005, p. 71:
- Then the horse, with muscles strong as steel, distanced the sound.