distantly

distantly
dis|tant|ly [ `dıstəntli ] adverb
1. ) MAINLY LITERARY far away:
I heard dogs barking distantly in the hills.
2. ) without any real feeling, usually because you are thinking about something else:
At this Ivan only smiled distantly.
3. ) not in detail or exactly:
Helen thought she could distantly recall having seen him somewhere before.
be distantly related to someone
if two people are distantly related to each other, they are relatives, but not close relatives

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • Distantly — Dis tant*ly, adv. At a distance; remotely; with reserve. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distantly — [[t]dɪ̱stəntli[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV ed, ADV with cl Distantly means very far away. [LITERARY] They were too distantly seated for any conversation... Distantly, to her right, she could make out the town of Chiffa. Syn: faraway Ant: nearby 2)… …   English dictionary

  • distantly — UK [ˈdɪstəntlɪ] / US adverb 1) mainly literary far away I heard dogs barking distantly in the hills. 2) without any real feeling, usually because you are thinking about something else At this Ivan only smiled distantly. 3) not in detail, or not… …   English dictionary

  • distantly — adv. Distantly is used with these adjectives: ↑related Distantly is used with these verbs: ↑hear …   Collocations dictionary

  • distantly — distant ► ADJECTIVE 1) far away in space or time. 2) at a specified distance. 3) remote or far apart in resemblance or relationship: a distant acquaintance. 4) aloof or reserved. 5) remote; abstracted. DERIVATIVES distantly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • distantly — adverb from or at a distance dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness • Derived from adjective: ↑distant …   Useful english dictionary

  • distantly related — index consanguineous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • distantly — adverb see distant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • distantly — See distant. * * * …   Universalium

  • distantly — adverb In a distant manner …   Wiktionary

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