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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MORE DISTANT

Old Mr. Elmour's manner was also more distant, and Ellen's colder.

She was more distant, I fancied, and mistress-like, toward my poor old aunt.

All good Americans, we are told, relegate the sojourn to a more distant future.

And it was larger, more distant, than he had thought at first.

Colder still and more distant than ever grew his lordship's voice.

And then the fainter, final asseverations of the more distant bells—twelve!

Of a world yet more distant we were taught the gloomiest views.

They told him the names of the hills and the more distant mountains.

The more distant the affinity, the more general is the extension.

But no—they feared me not—else their flight would have been more distant.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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