hailing distance

hail′ing dis`tance


n.
1. the distance within which the human voice can be heard.
2. reach; range: Success is within hailing distance.
References in classic literature ?
We now signaled the flagship of Helium's navy to approach, and when she was within hailing distance I called out that we had the Princess Dejah Thoris on board, and that we wished to transfer her to the flagship that she might be taken immediately to the city.
Trent was within hailing distance before he recognised the European.
Von Horn ran the small boat within hailing distance of the dismasted hulk whose side was now lined with waving, gesticulating natives.
The watch upon the tower was thrown into confusion by the approach of so large a party of armed men, so that, by the time they were in hailing distance, the walls of the great structure were crowded with fighting men.
Within hailing distance they set up such a loud shouting that presently heads appeared above the top of the parapet and soon answering shouts were rising from within Fort Dinosaur.
"It's all settled," announced the lady, with great animation, when they came within hailing distance. "You've all got to put on masquerade things and very likely skates as well, though the prince says they don't go with it; but we don't care about that.
He needs quick ground these days and his best form puts him within hailing distance of Enable and Crystal Ocean.
Ninth Wave has been beaten a minimum of 15 lengths in three maiden events, but was within hailing distance of Star Of Lanka and Geordie B two starts ago at Hereford.
Ninth Wave has been beaten a minimum of 15 lengths in three maiden events but was within hailing distance of Star Of Lanka and Geordie B two starts ago at Hereford.
There were two bancas within hailing distance that I called for help, but why I was ignored, I do not know.
Virtually nothing--her true medical condition (Terri was falsely described as being a "persistent vegetative state" and/or "brain dead"), what she allegedly would have "wanted" (to die this horrible death), her condition after 11 days without any nourishment (described by her estranged husband's attorney as "peaceful," "beautiful," and/or "free of pain")--was within hailing distance of the truth.
The ride is still firm enough to be alert to a possible one tonne-plus payload, but at least within hailing distance of a modern hatchback.