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See definition of keep at a distance on Dictionary.com
  • as infend off
  • as inrebuff

synonyms for keep at a distance

  • avert
  • avoid
  • deflect
  • rebuff
  • rebut
  • reject
  • repel
  • repulse
  • resist
  • spurn
  • ward off
  • beat off
  • drive back
  • hold at bay
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep off
  • parry
  • rebuke
  • refuse
  • snub
  • stave off
  • turn aside

antonyms for keep at a distance

MOST RELEVANT
  • approve
  • attract
  • want
  • welcome
  • let in
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How to use keep at a distance in a sentence

Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
Off went the officers again, some distance to the front, and then back again to their men, and got them on a little further.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Distance, the uncertain light, and imagination, magnified it to a high wall; high as the wall of China.
THE GIANT OF THE NORTHR.M. BALLANTYNE
She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
A lateen sail was visible in the direction of Cat Island, and others to the south seemed almost motionless in the far distance.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
All that scientific bric-a-brac in the cupboard had far better be thrown away.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
And the others, not knowing that he had that day repented, sat at their distance and tried to form no conclusion.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO KEEP AT A DISTANCE

  • avert
  • avoid
  • beat off
  • deflect
  • drive back
  • hold at bay
  • keep at a distance
  • keep at arm's length
  • keep off
  • parry
  • rebuff
  • rebuke
  • rebut
  • refuse
  • reject
  • repel
  • repulse
  • resist
  • snub
  • spurn
  • stave off
  • turn aside
  • ward off
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.