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distanced

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Synonyms for distanced

  • outdo
  • outpace
  • outrun
  • outstrip
  • pass
  • break away from the pack
  • put in proportion
  • separate oneself
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Antonyms for distanced

  • fail
  • lose
  • associate
  • be friendly
  • go to
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISTANCED

Fortunately the light was failing, and in the dusk I distanced the pack by a dozen yards.

The cuirassier, being heavier, and mounted on a slower horse, was distanced.

He had followed a roe from that forest to the Osenberg, and had distanced all his attendants.

Irene Stanwood has not distanced her so immensely, after all.

But this distanced them all—Steve and Dolly Beekman were going to be married!

Dan could have distanced the cattle, even when they were stampeding.

He would soon have distanced them had he not feared that they might lose their way.

If enemies were following her, she began to hope that she had distanced them.

We ran on, and, had the ship been free of water, we might probably have distanced our pursuers.

The engine had distanced it, yet the blue mare did not slacken.

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "quarrel, estrangement, discord, strife," from Old French destance (13c.), from Latin distantia "a standing apart," from distantem (nominative distans) "standing apart, separate, distant," present participle of distare "stand apart," from dis- "apart, off" (see dis-) + stare "to stand" (see stet).

Meaning "remoteness, space between things or places" is late 14c. The figurative sense of "aloofness" is the same as in stand-offish. Phrase go the distance (1930s) seems to be originally from the prize ring, where the word meant "scheduled length of a bout."