Learn English Grammar From A–Z
1.1(in space)(spot/country) distante(spot/country) lejanoI could hear the distant sound of bells — oía campanas a lo lejos
- And many of the photo studios used the backs of the photos as advertising space for a mysteriously distant Philadelphia.
- Images of those back home remit to the audience the common connectivity among populations distant in space and culture.
- These responses are tempting because they yield immediate gains, while their costs are distant in time and space, uncertain, and hard to detect.
- The cutting edge graphics engine will present you a world of 5 huge cities on earth and several distant colonies in outer space.
- This allowed ships immediate access to distant points in space.
- To get a better view of the more distant planets requires space probes.
- He went silent, eyes fixed on some distant point in space, somewhere around the vicinity of my head.
- A number of colonies had been established in the distant Besalius sector of space.
- The wormhole in effect connects two distant points in space so as to form a shortcut.
- I spotted Adrian later in the afternoon staring at the distant tree line with a look of pondering in his eyes.
- I get my entertainment the modern way, borne on invisible rays beamed out from distant towers, which are relaying signals from outer space.
- The Hubble Space Telescope has been used to track distant star-forming galaxies in a project part-funded from Swindon.
- Those days have faded into a vague and distant past.
- ‘I hope I die before I get old’ sang the Who when old age seemed to be something vague on a distant shore.
- Like many twins, Minneapolis and St. Paul are closely related but geographically distant.
- A man in the distant field caught her attention.
- He glanced toward the distant shore and nodded.
- Otherwise Lagerfeld was a distant star in a remote star system.
- E-mail may often be the only method available to contact sources in remote locations or in distant time zones.
- You need to have thought of almost every eventuality when landing on a distant moon in a remote corner of the Solar System.
1.2(in time)in the distant past/future — en el pasado remoto/en un futuro lejano
- in those distant times — en aquellos (lejanos) tiempos
- in those distant times — en aquellos (lejanos) tiempos
2.1(in space)cities 50 miles distant (from each other) — ciudades que distan 50 millas (la una de la otra)
2.2(in time)in an age many years distant from our own — en una época muy distante / alejada de la nuestra
2.3(in content)the story was rather distant from the truth/facts — la historia distaba bastante de la verdad/los hechos
3(relative) lejano(resemblance/connection) remoto
- Even if you counted distant third cousins, our ancestors might have been exposed to a grand total of 500 people in their lifetime.
- ‘I met a distant cousin at one of these fairs,’ said a lady.
- The cousins were distant (what we call in Scotland ‘out-cousins’) and monied and rather flash.
- However, if laws prohibiting adult incest were extended to, say, distant cousins, what possible justification could be given?
- However, it still shares many (if not most) of the same characteristics of our distant ancestors.
- If someone asks me how I'm related to the bride or groom, I say I'm a distant cousin.
- By the age of five he was speaking French, having been instructed by a distant cousin in the back seat of grandmother's LaSalle.
- Do they dare range this far north, leaving south Florida's brackish mangrove swamps, to court some distant cousin?
- My mother and aunt visited this weekend, and we spent most of Thursday and Friday with them and a distant cousin who lives here in KC.
- They tell him not to get it removed, a surgical procedure that would take five minutes according to Krishnanunni's distant cousin in town.
- Anjali Sircar, tired of room hunting, asked her distant cousin, Yash, to pretend to be her fiancé and wangled a single room at Khar.
- In fact the commando - described as a ‘splendid man’ by Lord Harewood - was merely a distant cousin.
- And if you tossed his distant cousin out of his house, wouldn't he mind that?
- They did say they were venture capitalists from New Hampshire and sons of some distant cousin or aunt, I think.
- He has very dark hair and lovely eyes and if you roughed him up a bit he could pass for a distant cousin of George Clooney's on a dark night.
- Reflecting back on a day of preparation for two hours of company, I wonder about our dim, distant ancestors.
- Her father had arranged her marriage to a distant cousin.
- She looks more human now, but still behaves like her distant cousins.
- Rather, the naming system complements the kinship system in that it provides people with an easy tool to establish their relationship even with distant kin.
- My voice was muffled and with the hair that undoubtedly surrounded my whole hunched over form, I most likely resembled a distant relative of cousin It.
- He said the errors may have been a function of the ‘loose and in some ways distant relationship he's been allowed to have with Today’.
- We might have a distant relationship, but I don't wish her badly.
- He has emerged from a period of unease about your and Julia's brief and palaeolithically distant college relationship to become a trusted friend.
- To make matters more difficult, today neighbourhood relationships become more distant.
- The fact their relationships were more distant does mean, of course, that there is still hope.
- That relationship was quite distant, and so he absorbed himself in a tiny scientific world in order to make sense of that relationship.
- Metaphor provides startling redescriptions of the world by revealing an unexpected resemblance between once distant and divergent terms.
- The wing, landing gear, powerplant, empennage and panel have only a distant resemblance to the homebuilt's equivalents.
- I'm now involved, with a number of linguists, in a project I helped to organize to explore very distant relationships among human languages.
- When she saw only trees and the distant resemblance of the garden that was behind the house, she couldn't understand what he saw.
- Rail links that put San Francisco and LA only a couple of hours apart remain a distant dream, too.
- Quite often, people have a rather strained and distant relationship to their own body.
- It's like the classic situation where John introduces his girlfriend Mary to his distant acquaintance Sam, and Mary ends up leaving John for Sam.
- I keep thinking he's appointed every last close friend, family friend, political friend, or even distant loyal acquaintance of his to a job.
- More distant acquaintances come up and say, ‘Where've you been?’
- But a distant acquaintance of mine, who has an African mother and a French father, came out with a shattering truth.
- However, they bear only a distant, very abstract resemblance to real economic activity.
- Birds with permanent roosts became the couple's rather more distant but equally delightful acquaintances.
4.1(aloof)(person/manner) distante(person/manner) frío
- He was distant with his daughter and didn't even bother to attend her wedding.
- But something seemed to have changed between them, and now they were distant with each other.
- He was so distant and reserved now, but I had no idea how he had been before.
- Even normally cool and distant Daniel was trying his best to control his emotions, he was so afraid he would break down.
- Even conditions like schizophrenia and autism were blamed on environmental factors like cold and distant mothers.
- But the dog demon was growing colder and more distant with each passing day.
- He was cold and distant with everyone outside his tribe, and quiet when dealing even with his own.
- They were cold and distant with each other having had very little contact in the past two weeks.
- Jack was distant, unfriendly at best, and then he even abruptly pulled out a textbook and started to read it, blocking us out completely.
- The memoirs describing late nineteenth-century childhood are replete with images of cold, distant parents.
- My mom was distant and cold, and very uninvolved in my life.
- An elderly couple holiday with their two sons, but something is clearly amiss; the mother is distant and surly, ignoring everything around her.
- This night they were distant and cold, displaced from the rest of the world, impartial observers of what happened here.
- I was just saying, if he was so close and warm at the beginning, and now he's distant and cold, there could be a reason.
- He grew up poor, with a violent, domineering mother and a cold, distant father.
- Kathy is too angry and resentful to care and Josh has gradually come to grow indifferent toward his drunken distant father.
- Arliss's direction does often appear perfunctory, and his actors remembered him as a rather cold, distant figure.
- Her memories were of a kind and generous man who contrasted sharply with her cold and distant mother.
- They are not the ordinances of a stern and distant judge but the loving gift of the bridegroom to his beloved.
- Caught up in his naval background, he was distant and impersonal.
4.2(absentminded)(expression/tone) ausente(expression/tone) ido
- Now his attention was on the distant mental strings of summoning power he wielded.
- He thought a moment and then nodded, but a distant look had overtaken his eyes.
- ‘It's so distant and remote, they thought nobody would ever find it,’ says county sheriff Ronnie Oakes.
- Sometimes the distant and remote are better at igniting our compassion than the close and familiar.
- There was certainly nothing remote or distant about her own sense of dignity.
- It seemed that her features changed, became remote, distant.
- Their agenda and top down style of leadership is remote, distant, and often wildly out of step with the needs of poor and working class blacks.
- He was still the same, attentive and distant at the same time, while Alex tried to act as if they were just friends.
- The result is a series of distant, icy meditations on life and living; impossibly remote and unhealthily introspective.
- She showed how to be regal without being remote, dignified without being distant and she had the loveliest smile in the world.
- I snap to attention, finding myself irritated by the distant glint in her shapely eyes.
- Aria nodded and looked away, as if in distant thought.
- The young knight nodded, but his eyes were distant, his face drawn.
- Aislinn nodded gravely, her eyes momentarily taking on a distant light.
- The door opened, and the Lord nodded to me, his eyes distant and serene.
- Kaitya nodded, her eyes were beginning to regain their glazed distant feel.
- On those nights, they sat on the patio together, Leon attentive, Sylvie responsive, yet distant somehow.