distantly

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.

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2) ADV-GRADED: ADV adj, ADV with v If you are distantly aware of something or if you distantly remember it, you are aware of it or remember it, but not very strongly.

She became distantly aware that the light had grown strangely brighter and was flickering gently...

They distantly remember that the islands were the only part of Britain occupied during the war.

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distinctly
3) ADV-GRADED: ADV after v If you do or say something distantly, you do it without showing much emotion or involvement, for example because you are thinking about something else or because you do not care.

`Do you like this colour, Victor?' she asked. `It is fine,' said Vincent distantly.

4) See also distant

English dictionary. 2008.

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