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  • as inbeware
  • as inneglect

synonyms for keep one's distance

  • heed
  • take care
  • attend
  • avoid
  • mind
  • notice
  • shun
  • be cautious
  • be wary
  • guard against
  • keep eyes open
  • keep on one's toes
  • look out
  • mind p's and q's
  • refrain from
  • steer clear of
  • take heed
  • walk on eggs
  • watch one's step
  • watch out

antonyms for keep one's distance

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  • disregard
  • face
  • ignore
  • meet
  • neglect
  • court
  • invite
  • risk
  • take on
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How to use keep one's distance in a sentence

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
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
Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
We see the whole land, even if but at a distance, instead of being limited merely to the spot where our foot treads.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO KEEP ONE'S DISTANCE

  • attend
  • avoid
  • be cautious
  • be wary
  • guard against
  • heed
  • keep eyes open
  • keep on one's toes
  • keep one's distance
  • look out
  • mind
  • mind p's and q's
  • notice
  • refrain from
  • shun
  • steer clear of
  • take care
  • take heed
  • walk on eggs
  • watch one's step
  • watch out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.