distantly

All Adverb
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  • A lady distantly related to us came to visit us once in those days. Cited from Chapters from My Autobiography, by Mark Twain
  • Every time any one of importance comes our way, or is distantly likely to come our way. Cited from Adventures In Friendship, by David Grayson
  • I need not say that this must not be referred to, however distantly. Cited from The Woman in Black, by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
  • The day before his death he had a visit from a Christian distantly related to him. Cited from Everlasting Pearl, by Anna Magdalena Johannsen
  • Now I can distantly hope that the old days will return. Cited from Carry On, by Coningsby Dawson
  • In reality, many of the plant groups included within this division are only distantly related to one another.
  • At last he sat back and gazed upon me distantly from inspired eyes. Cited from The Boss of Little Arcady, by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Something less distantly unlike him she could be, and would be. Cited from Hills of the Shatemuc, by Susan Warner
  • This means that a language may appear to be more distantly related than it actually is due to language contact.
  • All of these four families were distantly related, as can be proved by the languages which they spoke. Cited from The World War and What was Behind It, by Louis P. Benezet
  • When the others saw her they nodded distantly: they had just been talking about her. Cited from The Primrose Ring, by Ruth Sawyer
  • This meaning is only distantly related to its original technical meaning.
  • These families are now known to be only distantly related.
  • Perhaps we are distantly related, seeing that all human beings are said to be of one family. Cited from Plays by August Strindberg, Second series, by August Strindberg
  • Performance is also particularly bad when all of the sequences in the set are rather distantly related.
  • "How did you know where I was?" she began by asking, rather distantly. Cited from Our Friend the Charlatan, George Gissing
  • Another distantly related program is, which uses a similar principle to OFF.
  • There is a possibility that his parents may have been distantly related.
  • Never even distantly did she reach to that idea. Cited from Elsie Inglis, by Eva Shaw McLaren
  • We said nothing of Emily by name, but distantly referred to her more than once. Cited from David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens
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Meaning of distantly

  • adverb From or at a distance
    dimly, distantly, voices sounded in the stillness