distantly

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

distant +‎ -ly

AdverbEdit

distantly (comparative more distantly, superlative most distantly)

  1. At a distance.
    The horizon was distantly visible in the grey light of dawn.
  2. In a distant manner; with detachment.
    "What do you want?" she said distantly.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 116:
      "Don't go," he implored. "I must," said Millie distantly.

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