distantly


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dis·tant

 (dĭs′tənt)
adj.
1.
a. Separate or apart in space.
b. Far removed; remote: distant lands.
2. Coming from or going to a distance: a distant sound; a distant telephone call.
3. Far removed or apart in time: the distant past; distant events.
4. Far apart in relationship: a distant cousin.
5. Minimally similar: a distant likeness.
6. Far removed mentally: distant thoughts.
7. Aloof or chilly: a distant smile.

[Middle English distaunt, from Old French, from Latin distāns, distant-, present participle of distāre, to be remote : dis-, apart; see dis- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

dis′tant·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.distantly - from or at a distance; "dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness"
Translations

distantly

[ˈdɪstəntlɪ] ADV
1. (= not closely) [resemble] → ligeramente
to be distantly related to sbser pariente lejano de algn
we are distantly relatedsomos parientes lejanos
2. (= far away) Rose heard a buzzer sound distantlyRose oyó el sonido de un timbre a lo lejos or en la distancia
he looked down at the pigeons flying distantly belowmiró hacia abajo a las palomas que volaban muy por debajo de él
3. (= in a detached manner) [greet, say] → con frialdad, fríamente
4. (= distractedly) [smile, nod] → distraídamente

distantly

[ˈdɪstəntli] adv
to be distantly related to sb → avoir un lien de parenté éloigné avec qn
(= vaguely) [aware] → vaguement; [connected] → vaguement; [remember] → vaguement
(= coldly) [say] → d'un ton distant; [behave] → de façon distante

distantly

adv
distantly related (to somebody)entfernt or weitläufig (mit jdm) verwandt
(= far away) hearentfernt, weit weg; seein der Ferne; (fig) rememberentfernt; a buzzer sounded distantlyweit weg war ein Summer zu hören; to be distantly aware of somethingsich (dat)einer Sache (gen)vage bewusst sein
(= unemotionally)distanziert
(= distractedly)abwesend

distantly

[ˈdɪstntlɪ] adv (smile, say) → con distacco; (resemble) → vagamente
we are distantly related → siamo lontani parenti
References in classic literature ?
The whales had irregularly settled bodily down into the blue, thus giving no distantly discernible token of the movement, though from his closer vicinity Ahab had observed it.
To be sure I am distantly related to the Rochesters by the mother's side, or at least my husband was; he was a clergyman, incumbent of Hay--that little village yonder on the hill--and that church near the gates was his.
In any case, he will have the benevolence to consider this communication strictly private, and on no account whatever to be alluded to, however distantly, in the presence of Mr.
Something distantly martial woke in him; and he thought of Miss Mackenzie, whom he was to meet that day at dinner.
Edwards, because—because—perhaps he is only very, very distantly related to John Mohegan?
I had admired him distantly for more than a year; and Vixen, my own fox-terrier, knew him too, but did not approve.
The truth is, he wrote to me under a sort of protest while unable to write to you with any hope of an answer--wrote coldly, haughtily, distantly, resentfully.
Perhaps, if particularly questioned, she might just give an idea -- just distantly hint at it -- but not more.
Outside there was a going to and fro of feet, a sound of distant bugles suddenly taken up and echoed close at hand, men called out in loud tones short, sharp, seemingly vital things, and were answered distantly.
I suppose you're one of the people who think we should all have professions," she said, rather distantly, as if feeling her way among the phantoms of an unknown world.
In fashion distantly resembling the way men look upon the gods they create, so looked White Fang upon the man-animals before him.
She is only distantly related to the Montbarrys--she is only our cousin.