[ UK /dˈɪstəns/ ]
[ US /ˈdɪstəns/ ]
  1. the interval between two times
    the distance from birth to death
    it all happened in the space of 10 minutes
  2. indifference by personal withdrawal
    emotional distance
  3. the property created by the space between two objects or points
  4. a distant region
    I could see it in the distance
  5. size of the gap between two places
    the distance from New York to Chicago
    he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points
  6. a remote point in time
    at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details
    if that happens it will be at some distance in the future
  1. go far ahead of
    He outdistanced the other runners
  2. keep at a distance
    we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living
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How To Use distance In A Sentence

  • Shah went forth with her for a distance of three parasangs; after which he bade farewell to her and the Wazir and those with him, and returned to his home in gladness and safety. The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • There are a few ridges and ranges in the distance.
  • His eyes were fixed on a small house in the middle distance.
  • I picked up the faint sound of a car in the distance.
  • Regulate partial existing long distance line.
  • The flat, white light made it hard to gauge distances. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES
  • In the Zirgana mountains large red deer softly returned their gaze from an apprehensive distance.
  • Lime hawk moth moth is named after the hawk because it capable of powerful, long- distance flight. Times, Sunday Times
  • The logo has to be big enough to be readable from a distance (10-15 feet, say). Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » Would you like to give me some stylistic feedback?
  • a tower conspicuous at a great distance
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