Notebook, 1993-



Sepration, Remoteness, Expanse, Length . . . . Linear Extent or Measure . . . . Difference, Disparity . . . . Reserve, Remoteness . . . . Dispassionate Observation . . . . To Place or Keep Away . . . . Leave far behind, Outstrip . . . . To last. . . .

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Distance n [14c] 1 obs: Discord 2a: separation in time b: the degree or amount of separation between two points, lines, surfaces, or object c [1]: an extent of area or an advance along a route measured linearly [2]: an extent of space measured other than linearly [within walking __] d: an extent of advance from a beginning e: Expanse f [1]: length of a race or contest [won at all __s] [2]: the full length [as of a prizefight or ball game] [3]: a long race [__ training] 3: the quality or state of being distant: as a: spatial remoteness b: personal and esp. emotional separation, also: Reserve coldness c: Difference, Disparity 4: a distant point or region 5a: Aesthetic Distance b: capacity to observe dispassionately -go the distance also last the distance: to complete a course of action

2 Distance vt distanced; distancing [1578] 1: to place or keep at a distance 2: to leave far behind: outstrip

Distant adj [ME, fr. MF, fr. L distant-, distans, prp. of distare to stand apart, be distant, fr. dis- + stare to stand -more at Stand] [14c] 1a: separated in space: Away b: situated at a great distance: Far-off c: separated by a great distance from each other: far apart d: far behind [finished a __ third] 2: separated in a relationship other than spatial [a __ cousin] [the __ past] 3: different in kind 4: reserved or aloof in personal relationship: Cold [was __ and distracted] 5a: going a long distance [__ voyages] b: concerned with remote things [__ thoughts]

[Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Springfield, MA, USA: Merriam-Webster, Inc. 1995.]



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