distantly distantly


  • (adv) from or at a distance


  1. If we're lucky, in the next context we may hear or see something that relatesdistantlyto the problem that we had temporarily put aside.
  2. It is only distantly related to the vermin-carried germ.
  3. In fact, on its face, the Church of England's crisis is only distantly related to the global or American scene.



  1. While he doubted the additional money would lure loyalists in bin Laden's "inner circle," Conrad said it might attract those "more distantly connected" to bin Laden, who is thought to be in a region along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
    on Jul 13, 2007 By: Kent Conrad Source: Reuters

  2. "Any time you start having mass dieoffs of animals as distantly related as bees and bats, it's time to sit up and take notice," says Tuttle.
    on Oct 13, 2008 By: Merlin Tuttle Source: WTOP

  3. Lead author of the study, Kari Stefansson stated "Our assumption was that the more distantly related, the more children a couple would have. But nature has its ways of surprising us."
    on Feb 8, 2008 By: Kari Stefansson Source: dBTechno

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