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(at/from) a safe distance
▪ We watched from a safe distance.
▪ Drivers should keep a safe distance from the car in front.
distance glasses (=for seeing things that are not close to you)
▪ Without her distance glasses she couldn't see his expression.
distance learning
middle distance
▪ She just stood there gazing into the middle distance.
short distance
▪ Carol’s office was only a short distance away, and she decided that she would walk there.
stopping distance
walk a mile/200 metres/a short distance etc
▪ We must have walked ten miles today.
▪ I walked all the way to San Rafael.
within (easy) walking distance (of sth) (=near enough to be able to walk to)
▪ There are plenty of bars and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.
within easy...distance (=close enough to walk to)
▪ The park is within easy walking distance.
▪ This low coverage is, of course, largely due to the considerable distance of much of the population from the nearest registration office.
▪ Women who live in non-metropolitan areas must often travel considerable distances because of the shortage of providers.
▪ The evidence is provided by a number of low scarps which wind for considerable distances across the Mercurian surface.
▪ They dive into the mist and vanish, only to reappear a few minutes later, some considerable distance away.
▪ This relates directly to their ancestry; these short-legged hounds were bred to pursue their quarry by scent over considerable distances.
▪ During this time, they may be carried considerable distances if they are in flowing water.
▪ The bright colours of flowers make them conspicuous from considerable distances.
▪ The swordfish, like the sailfish, will follow a school of fish for a considerable distance before it decides to attack.
▪ Dinner is not provided but there are many eating establishments within easy walking distance.
▪ It was within easy distance of the lust kiss.
▪ Are friends and relations who can help in illness or emergency within easy distance?
▪ And up this way, in easy hiking distance, the great Knik Glacier.
▪ Kikuyu farmers had traditionally farmed several plots which were within easy walking distance but had different characteristics of altitude and soil type.
▪ It hadn't looked an easy distance before, but now it looked impossible.
▪ Adequate street and multi-storey parking facilities are available within easy walking distance.
▪ During each year of study, work will be undertaken in both departments which are located within easy walking distance of each other.
▪ The empty dress, a peeling poster of Mae West and in the far distance the Statue of Liberty.
▪ My glassy eyes look past her, past the camera, and past my father, into the far, far distance.
▪ BIn the far distance, the flames licked their way toward the beach like lava coming down the mountainsides.
▪ In the far distance was the blue outline of yet further hills.
▪ The future was no longer somewhere in the far off distance, but here and now.
▪ I find many compositions on hills or high vantage points from where you can see into the far distance.
▪ What I saw was principally field upon field rolling off into the far distance.
▪ Steve Kemp and I became involved in a marathon match which went the full distance.
▪ You must move the full distance possible.
▪ As a modern, you located the stars at a great distance.
▪ However, the motion does not remain periodic for any great distance downstream.
▪ Because of this difference, men keep a greater distance from their children.
▪ They also allow us to see whether stone with special properties was transported over greater distances.
▪ They spread her mouth open as if she were screaming a name out over a great distance.
▪ Seen at a great distance off, further than the eye can see.
▪ This is particularly important in education, because many parents do not want their children traveling great distances to school.
▪ This is because the gravitational forces are appreciable over much larger distances than the non-gravitational forces.
▪ The worker must straddle and stretch across the distances, often very large distances.
▪ In some cases lahars travel large distances and form thick deposits up to tens of metres deep.
▪ During that time continents, oceans, and mountain chains have moved horizontally and vertically through large distances.
▪ The sequence adjacent to the insertion site is very well conserved over large evolutionary distances such as between fungi, algae and bacteria.
▪ The entire physical universe in this conception was only a few times larger than the distance from Earth to the Moon.
▪ There is however a very large distance between these long-run theoretical considerations and empirical implementation.
▪ In addition a sky wave is reflected back to earth over large distances.
▪ Over long distances this adds up to thousands of pounds of pressure on your limbs and joints.
▪ The Communications Ministry said last month national and international long-distance markets would be open to competition this December.
▪ To cover a longer distance a technique known as double-stepping is employed.
▪ Ericson reckons that well-heeled long-distance companies such as AT&038;.
▪ But longer distance homing must require other techniques.
▪ Like the rest of Britain's many great long distance runners Zarei has this ability to ignore the pain and keep going.
▪ Driving long distances has taken a vicious toll.
▪ No longer was it a plan calmly discussed from a safe distance.
▪ But not all eavesdropping can be accomplished at such a safe distance.
▪ So, from a safe distance, he plucked meanings from the cosmos and wove them together in reassurance.
▪ Radar or vision-based sensors in the front of your car will keep it a safe stopping distance from the car ahead.
▪ She sat down rather stiffly on the grass, being careful to keep a safe distance between them.
▪ The senator fell into step beside me while some of Bonefish's smaller children followed at a safe distance.
▪ Bystanders watch from a safe distance as a doctor and nurses go about their business in front of the hospital entrance.
▪ The best way of avoiding this problem is to ensure that there is a safe distance between the trees and buildings.
▪ Even within a short distance we can see remarkable changes of thickness.
▪ George was none the less stimulating the cortex, but at another spot, a short distance away from the previous site.
▪ The Leapors' home was probably a short distance from the nursery.
▪ He bailed out at just the right time and floated the short distance to earth in a golden parachute.
▪ The constant switching between long and short distances appears to create myopia.
▪ By 40, I wore a brace on my left leg and used a motorized scooter to cover all but short distances.
▪ Alexei stopped a short distance behind him.
▪ Most chitons are rather sedentary animals, living in one spot and venturing short distances in search of food.
Social psychologists have conducted thousands of studies about stereotypes of outgroups or desired social distance from outgroup members, etc.
▪ There was less social distance between the rehabilitation staff and patients than between patients and clinicians.
▪ It has also partly reduced the bureaucratization of farms and lessened the social distance between farmers and their workers.
▪ Here there was less social distance between head and staff, though the head accepted the main responsibility for initiating and leading.
▪ There is also an exaggerated demarcation of social distance between ranks, and deferential behavior by subordinate ranks toward superiors.
▪ Our framework for understanding this is, as with social distance, based firmly within the literature of second language learning.
▪ For example the accepted social distance between people can vary, even at the level of physical contact in everyday greetings.
▪ Kikuyu farmers had traditionally farmed several plots which were within easy walking distance but had different characteristics of altitude and soil type.
▪ Drumnasole is another pretty, secondary glen with a waterfall and is within easy walking distance.
▪ Also comfortable walking distance of the Lanes, theatres, cinemas, and leisure centre.
▪ It was the converted first floor of a large terraced house, within walking distance of the university.
▪ Some sort of teacher was almost always within walking distance of a rural child.
▪ The Old Vic pub and Rockafellas nightclub are within easy walking distance.
▪ Brigade H.Q was just at the entrance to the village with everyone within walking distance of each other.
▪ To cover a longer distance a technique known as double-stepping is employed.
▪ By 40, I wore a brace on my left leg and used a motorized scooter to cover all but short distances.
▪ He wasn't sure how Creed had covered the distance between the window and the door.
▪ The race includes a ladies' race, the first lady taking about five minutes longer to cover the distance.
▪ Jonathan's walk will cover a distance of about 4,000 miles.
▪ But for a big landscape, a plane is a major advantage because you can cover much greater distances.
▪ Hazel covered the distance down the slope in a few seconds.
▪ Their riders had then to cover long distances on foot, leading their mounts.
▪ I walk along and she keeps pace and distance.
▪ At first we kept our distance.
▪ She sat down rather stiffly on the grass, being careful to keep a safe distance between them.
▪ It is easy to see it now in the way labor has kept its distance from the plant-closing movement.
▪ Knowing how easily she could erupt, they kept their distance.
▪ But Powell is keeping his distance.
▪ Because of this difference, men keep a greater distance from their children.
▪ It won't be very accurate in practice, because of difficulty in measuring the distances accurately, but at least it's right.
▪ Then measure the same distance from the outside down, and that will mark where the floor is on the inside.
▪ Have a student use one of the yardsticks to measure the distance. 2.
▪ Both, in their different ways, were measuring the distance between themselves and others.
▪ A laser altimeter will measure the distance to Eros, gradually assembling a detailed topographical map.
▪ Hubble was forced, therefore, to use indirect methods to measure the distances.
▪ Sergeant Ninez was playing with his compass and map, measuring distances and calculating the best route back to Orange.
▪ Only coal was moved long distances by canals, railways and roads.
▪ Twice they spotted other search boats moving silently in the distance.
▪ Something seemed to move in the distance.
▪ After a while, deciding that discretion was preferable, they moved off some distance into the desert parallel to the road.
▪ This would explain the great effort expended in moving the stones long distances: they had a specific quality and function.
▪ On the roll of a double the Squig moves the distance indicated but in an entirely random direction.
▪ You must move the full distance possible.
▪ This argument is reversed when the load has to move a large distance, because a high operating speed is then required.
▪ Already she had put a little distance between them!
▪ Ellie had been fighting steadily with Michael, and now decided to put some distance between them.
▪ Wisdom consists in putting some distance between the soul and such destruction.
▪ They all need to put some distance between them-selves and the Vanderbilt humiliation.
▪ The animal loped away, putting more distance between them, then resumed its casual, padding walk along the path.
▪ Some people put a permanent protective distance between themselves and the betrayal.
▪ At every turning point they put a greater distance between each other.
▪ I pulled out of his grip and put some distance between us.
▪ The warriors always accompany them when they must travel long distances to find green grass.
▪ He travels great distances to see new varieties.
▪ In theory, the light could travel any distance along the fibre.
▪ The albatross may prefer high winds as it can travel huge distances in storms.
▪ The ball travels the distance you have nominated, plus the score of the Artillery dice.
▪ Many readers possess their own forms of transport and are prepared to travel reasonable distances within the authority when requiring material urgently.
▪ This is so that the energy can be made to travel a much greater distance.
▪ We chose to travel a minimum distance and stayed at Shorefield Country Club in southwest Hampshire.
▪ They had then walked the short distance to Park Lane, her hand in the crook of James's arm.
▪ Their B &038; B is within walking distance of the art deco Filberg Lodge with its delightful nine-acre park.
▪ She'd walked some distance, judging by her shoes, which were worn to pieces.
▪ On opening day we hunted within walking distance of the cabin.
▪ Why should Ron choose to delay, then take his car instead of walking the short distance to the Red Lion?
▪ An empty apartment within walking distance of the harbour was found for us where we could cook and sleep and wash.
▪ A further consideration was the presence, again within easy walking distance of the site, of the local school.
▪ The Estrada family lives within walking distance of the Minsa plant.
a fair size/amount/number/bit/distance etc
▪ But a fair number of them went on to greater things.
▪ It prefers a fair amount of nutritious detritus.
▪ Scientists must proceed cautiously, moving ahead only with the assent of a fair number of their colleagues.
▪ Thanks to the inherently leaky nature of the water industry, there is already a fair amount of information to go on.
▪ That involved a fair amount of travel.
▪ There was a fair amount going on.
▪ They'd have a fair bit of tidying up to do before they left.
▪ You may also be involved in a fair amount of travel.
a goodish distance/number etc
be within spitting distance (of sth)
be within striking distance
▪ At least then she would know that the oyster skiffs were within striking distance of the shore.
▪ Besides, we might be within striking distance of the well, a place to camp if necessary.
▪ He hadn't, but, looking at the map, Branson could see they were within striking distance.
▪ We are within striking distance of our goal.
the middle distance
▪ Ezra leaned against the sink and stared off into the middle distance.
▪ Measure the distance between the window and the door.
▪ Now that there's some distance between us and the accident, it's easier to talk about.
▪ the distance between the earth and the sun
▪ What is the distance from New York to Miami?
▪ A distance that a bird could cover in an hour might require a week to negotiate.
▪ At the top end of the paddock Arkle haughtily stares into the distance.
▪ It is still possible to trace its water courses, some distance from Awre, close to Hall Farm.
▪ Maskelyne took up, then embraced, then came to personify the lunar distance method.
▪ She often asked me about the hills in the distance, beyond the moors, and wanted to ride her pony there.
▪ The result is that their high social mobility does not entail high levels of long distance spatial mobility.
▪ We watched him closely from a distance.
▪ Don't try distancing yourself from me by calling me Mr Calder.
▪ She, too, has tried to distance herself from what she does best, but the good guys need her.
▪ The lift was small and Rain was trying to distance herself from Oliver without pressing up against Wickham.
a fair size/amount/number/bit/distance etc
▪ But a fair number of them went on to greater things.
▪ It prefers a fair amount of nutritious detritus.
▪ Scientists must proceed cautiously, moving ahead only with the assent of a fair number of their colleagues.
▪ Thanks to the inherently leaky nature of the water industry, there is already a fair amount of information to go on.
▪ That involved a fair amount of travel.
▪ There was a fair amount going on.
▪ They'd have a fair bit of tidying up to do before they left.
▪ You may also be involved in a fair amount of travel.
a goodish distance/number etc
the middle distance
▪ Ezra leaned against the sink and stared off into the middle distance.
▪ Falconer had apparently been playing with the letters of the name, breaking them up, distancing each from the other.
▪ Finally, Norman began to distance himself.
▪ He also chose to distance himself geographically.
▪ He regards the trappings of power as more important than dogma, and has distanced himself from the Communists more than once.
▪ In the ensuing political rumpus John Major shamelessly distanced himself from his henchman.
▪ To many, the world in which they appear to have lived seems to have been distanced from reality.
▪ You must learn to distance yourself.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Distance \Dis"tance\, n. [F. distance, L. distantia.]

  1. The space between two objects; the length of a line, especially the shortest line joining two points or things that are separate; measure of separation in place.

    Every particle attracts every other with a force . . . inversely proportioned to the square of the distance.
    --Sir I. Newton.

  2. Remoteness of place; a remote place.

    Easily managed from a distance.
    --W. Irving.

    'T is distance lends enchantment to the view.
    --T. Campbell.

    [He] waits at distance till he hears from Cato.

  3. (Racing) A space marked out in the last part of a race course.

    The horse that ran the whole field out of distance.

    Note: In trotting matches under the rules of the American Association, the distance varies with the conditions of the race, being 80 yards in races of mile heats, best two in three, and 150 yards in races of two-mile heats. At that distance from the winning post is placed the distance post. If any horse has not reached this distance post before the first horse in that heat has reached the winning post, such horse is distanced, and disqualified for running again during that race.

  4. (Mil.) Relative space, between troops in ranks, measured from front to rear; -- contrasted with interval, which is measured from right to left. ``Distance between companies in close column is twelve yards.''

  5. Space between two antagonists in fencing.

  6. (Painting) The part of a picture which contains the representation of those objects which are the farthest away, esp. in a landscape.

    Note: In a picture, the

    Middle distance is the central portion between the foreground and the distance or the extreme distance. In a perspective drawing, the

    Point of distance is the point where the visual rays meet.

  7. Ideal disjunction; discrepancy; contrariety.

  8. Length or interval of time; period, past or future, between two eras or events.

    Ten years' distance between one and the other.

    The writings of Euclid at the distance of two thousand years.

  9. The remoteness or reserve which respect requires; hence, respect; ceremoniousness.

    I hope your modesty Will know what distance to the crown is due.

    'T is by respect and distance that authority is upheld.

  10. A withholding of intimacy; alienation; coldness; disagreement; variance; restraint; reserve.

    Setting them [factions] at distance, or at least distrust amongst themselves.

    On the part of Heaven, Now alienated, distance and distaste.

  11. Remoteness in succession or relation; as, the distance between a descendant and his ancestor.

  12. (Mus.) The interval between two notes; as, the distance of a fourth or seventh.

    Angular distance, the distance made at the eye by lines drawn from the eye to two objects.

    Lunar distance. See under Lunar.

    North polar distance (Astron.), the distance on the heavens of a heavenly body from the north pole. It is the complement of the declination.

    Zenith distance (Astron.), the arc on the heavens from a heavenly body to the zenith of the observer. It is the complement of the altitude.

    To keep one's distance, to stand aloof; to refrain from familiarity.

    If a man makes me keep my distance, the comfort is he keeps his at the same time.


Distance \Dis"tance\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distanced; p. pr. & vb. n. Distancing.]

  1. To place at a distance or remotely.

    I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence.

  2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.

    His peculiar art of distancing an object to aggrandize his space.
    --H. Miller.

  3. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance, n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.

    He distanced the most skillful of his contemporaries.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

late 13c., "quarrel, estrangement, discord, strife," from Old French destance (13c.), from Latin distantia "a standing apart," from distantem (nominative distans) "standing apart, separate, distant," present participle of distare "stand apart," from dis- "apart, off" (see dis-) + stare "to stand" (see stet).\n

\nMeaning "remoteness, space between things or places" is late 14c. The figurative sense of "aloofness" is the same as in stand-offish. Phrase go the distance (1930s) seems to be originally from the prize ring, where the word meant "scheduled length of a bout."


1570s (transitive); 1640s (intransitive), from distance (n.). Related: Distanced; distancing.


n. (lb en countable) The amount of space between two points, usually geographical points, usually (but not necessarily) measured along a straight line. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To move away (from) someone or something. 2 (context transitive English) To leave at a distance; to outpace, leave behind.

  1. n. the property created by the space between two objects or points

  2. a distant region; "I could see it in the distance"

  3. size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points" [syn: length]

  4. indifference by personal withdrawal; "emotional distance" [syn: aloofness]

  5. the interval between two times; "the distance from birth to death"; "it all happened in the space of 10 minutes" [syn: space]

  6. a remote point in time; "if that happens it will be at some distance in the future"; "at a distance of ten years he had forgotten many of the details"

  7. v. keep at a distance; "we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

  8. go far ahead of; "He outdistanced the other runners" [syn: outdistance, outstrip]


Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are. In physics or everyday usage, distance may refer to a physical length, or an estimation based on other criteria (e.g. "two counties over"). In mathematics, a distance function or metric is a generalization of the concept of physical distance. A metric is a function that behaves according to a specific set of rules, and is a concrete way of describing what it means for elements of some space to be "close to" or "far away from" each other. In most cases, "distance from A to B" is interchangeable with "distance between B and A".

Distance (2001 film)

Distance is a 2001 film by Japanese director Koreeda Hirokazu, starring Arata, Tadanobu Asano, Iseya Yusuke, Terajima Susumu, and Natsukawa Yui.

Distance (Utada Hikaru album)

Distance is the second Japanese album (third overall) released by Japanese-American J-pop singer Utada Hikaru, released on March 28, 2001 in direct "competition" with A Best by Ayumi Hamasaki (see 2001 in music).

Distance is the fourth-best-selling album in Japan of all time with over 4.47 million copies sold, and sold over 3 million copies in its debut week, setting Japan's one-week sales record and the world's highest one week sales in a single territory, Hamasaki's album having the second highest ever, a record held by the two albums until 2015, when Adele's third album 25 sold 3.4 million copies in its first week in the United States. According to Oricon, Distance is the highest selling Japanese album of the decade.

Globally, the album was one of the best-selling of 2001, being listed at #10 on the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's Top 50 Global Best Selling Albums for 2001.

Distance (graph theory)

In the mathematical field of graph theory, the distance between two vertices in a graph is the number of edges in a shortest path (also called a graph geodesic) connecting them. This is also known as the geodesic distance. Notice that there may be more than one shortest path between two vertices. If there is no path connecting the two vertices, i.e., if they belong to different connected components, then conventionally the distance is defined as infinite.

In the case of a directed graph the distance d(u, v) between two vertices u and v is defined as the length of a shortest path from u to v consisting of arcs, provided at least one such path exists. Notice that, in contrast with the case of undirected graphs, d(u, v) does not necessarily coincide with d(v, u), and it might be the case that one is defined while the other is not.

Distance (disambiguation)

Distance is a numerical description of how far apart objects are. Distance may also refer to:

Distance (musician)

Distance (born Greg Sanders) is a British dubstep producer and DJ notable for being a major proponent of the genre, especially since the release of his debut album My Demons in January 2007, released on Planet Mu records. He also founded the record label Chestplate in that year to promote himself and other dubstep artists.

In an interview with Dubspot, Distance tells how his imprint Chestplate came to be. It started out as a platform to release his own music, and grew to a label on which 6 artists would release a sound specific to the label. .

Distance (EP)

Distance is an EP released in 2007 by New Zealand hardcore/ metalcore band Antagonist, now known as Antagonist A.D..

Distance (band)

Distance was a late-1980s rock/funk band led by bassist/producer Bernard Edwards, patterned after the Power Station. The band was composed of former Chic and Power Station members Edwards (bass) and Tony Thompson (drums) with future Bad Company member Robert Hart on lead vocals, and noted session musicians Eddie Martinez on guitar and Jeff Bova on keyboards.

This " supergroup" released only one album, 1989's Under the One Sky on Reprise Records. The album failed to make the chart and produced no hits. Richard Drummie, one half of Go West, has a co-writing credit on the track "Everytime I Stand Up."

Distance appeared as the club band in the 1987 Whoopi Goldberg movie, Burglar. Bernard Edwards was the film's Music Producer, and was credited for the songs that appeared within.

Distance (F.T. Island song)

"Distance" is a song by South Korean rock band F.T. Island. It is their sixth single under Warner Music Japan and ninth single overall in Japan. The song was written by Kenn Kato, Song Seunghyun and Lee Jaejin, and composed by Corin. It was released on November 30, 2011, in three editions: a Standard Edition, and Limited Edition Types A and B. The single debuted at number four on the Oricon weekly chart and at number eight on the Billboard Japan Hot 100. It went on to sell over 44,500 copies in Japan.

Distance (SS501 song)

"Distance" is South Korean boy band SS501's second Japanese maxi single. It was released barely a month after their successful first single, Kokoro.

The album consists of three songs, "Distance", "Gleaming Star", and "Wonderful World" and an instrumental version of each track. For the limited edition, they included the Japanese version of "Coward" from their first Korean studio album, S.T 01 Now.

Distance (Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards album)

Distance is the fourth album by Dan Michaelson aka Dan Michaelson and The Coastguards. Released by London label The state51 Conspiracy in August 2014.

A video, directed by Edward Mantle, was created for the second single, Bones.

Distance (Christina Perri song)

"Distance" is a song by American singer-songwriter Christina Perri. The new version of the track featuring Jason Mraz is the third official single taken from the deluxe version of her debut studio album Lovestrong (2011) released on March 20, 2012. It was written by Perri and co-written and produced by David Hodges. It is a midtempo ballad about "loving someone at the wrong time in your life" and "being around that one whom your heart longs for without being able to show your true feelings".

The song received generally favorable reviews from music critics, with most praising their "emotional vulnerability and engagement" and their chemistry. The original version of the song is the official theme for the ABC TV series " Revenge" whose music video was released April 12, 2012. The official music video featuring Mraz was released on June 30, 2012. It has reached number 20 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.

Distance (Battery album)

Distance is the third studio album by Battery, released in 1996 by COP International.

Distance (2015 film)

Distance is a 2015 anthology drama film directed by Xin Yukun, Tan Shijie and Sivaroj Kongsakul and starring Chen Bolin, Jiang Wenli, Tony Yang, Paul Chun and Pat. A Chinese-Thai-Singaporean-Taiwanese co-production, the film was shown at the 52nd Golden Horse Film Festival and Awards on November 5, 2015 and was released in China by Beijing Juhe Yinglian Media on May 13, 2016 and in Taiwan on May 20, 2016.

Usage examples of "distance".

If we only consider the mean or average effect in orbits nearly circular, this force may be considered as an ablatitious force at all distances below the mean, counterbalanced by an opposite effect at all distances above the mean.

Someone was playing music in the distance and Abrim slowed, although he was thirsty.

Closest approach distances for every body within five hundred AU, assuming McAndrew held the same course and acceleration all the way out.

The latter of those mighty streams, which rises at the distance of only thirty miles from the former, flows above thirteen hundred miles, for the most part to the south-east, collects the tribute of sixty navigable rivers, and is, at length, through six mouths, received into the Euxine, which appears scarcely equal to such an accession of waters.

Platonic school were used as the badges of popular factions, and the distance which separated their respective tenets were enlarged or magnified by the acrimony of dispute.

I had adjusted them for maximum acuity at distances ranging from two inches to five feet.

And when you have the optimist and pessimist acutely opposed in a mixing group, they direct lively conversations at one another across the gulf of distance, even of time.

Their times were staggered so they would all be at the same distance from the admin center at the half hour before dawn.

Finding himself grievously wounded, and the blood flowing apace, he, with such presence of mind as cannot be sufficiently admired, instead of proceeding to the palace, which was at some distance, ordered the coachman to return to Junqueria, where his principal surgeon resided, and there his wounds were immediately dressed.

This glorious deliverance would be speedily improved and magnified by the pious art of the clergy of Jerusalem, and the active credulity of the Christian world and, at the distance of twenty years, a Roman historian, careless of theological disputes, might adorn his work with the specious and splendid miracle.

Roy, the name occurring to him in a flash of inspiration as he watched the filmy outlines of the other aeroplane melt in the distance.

He noted distances from friendly forts, fuel supplies, possible landing areas and traced the known route of the escaping Afghanis to the last known point nearly half-way along the Khyber.

Below the boughs the road swept along the crest of the crag and thence curved inward, and one surveying the scene from the windows of a bungalow at no great distance could look straight beyond the point of the precipice and into the heart of the sunset, still aflare about the west.

Half-blinded by her own blood, Aganippe could not see what happened, but the rest of Goddess Pride vanished, their snarls dying in the distance.

I began by showing him that Leticia Nazareno owed us for an amount of taffeta twice the nautical distance to Santa Maria del Altar, that is, one hundred ninety leagues, and he said aha as if to himself, and I ended up by showing him that the total debt with the special discount for your excellency was equal to six times the grand prize in the lottery for ten years, and he said aha again and only then did he look at me directly without his glasses and I could see that his eyes were timid and indulgent, and only then did he tell me with a strange voice of harmony that our reasons were clear and just, to each his own, he said, have them send the bill to the government.