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 ?
Something distantly martial woke in him; and he thought of Miss Mackenzie, whom he was to meet that day at dinner.
He had been taken to that town by some good persons distantly related to his dead father, and by them adopted and tenderly cared for.
Of course I will mention it when I write him," said Anne, a trifle distantly.
He only learned that the more he himself knew, in his little limited human way, the better he could distantly imagine what Omniscience might know.
A white cotton sunshade with a cane han dle reposed between his legs, his side whiskers were neatly brushed, his chin had been freshly shaved; and he only distantly resembled the dishevelled and terrified man in a snuffy night shirt and ignoble old trousers I had seen in the morning hanging on to the wheel of the Diana.
Edwards, because—because—perhaps he is only very, very distantly related to John Mohegan?
Perhaps, if particularly questioned, she might just give an idea -- just distantly hint at it -- but not more.
She is only distantly related to the Montbarrys--she is only our cousin.
I have said that Walden has no visible inlet nor outlet, but it is on the one hand distantly and indirectly related to Flint's Pond, which is more elevated, by a chain of small ponds coming from that quarter, and on the other directly and manifestly to Concord River, which is lower, by a similar chain of ponds through which in some other geological period it may have flowed, and by a little digging, which God forbid, it can be made to flow thither again.
A soft glow seems to shine from within them, rather than upon them from without, such is their mellowness as they look forth on the hot corn-fields and the smoking roads that distantly wind among them.
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.
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.