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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section II. Dimensions
1. General Dimensions
 
196. Distance.
 
  
NOUN:DISTANCE; space [See Space]; remoteness, farness; far cry to; longinquity [rare], elongation; easting, westing, drift, offing, background; remote region; removedness; parallax; reach, span, stride.
  outpost, outskirt; horizon, sky line; aphelion; foreign parts, ultima Thule [L.], ne plus ultra [L.], antipodes; jumping-off place [colloq.], long range, giant’s stride.
  DISPERSION [See Nonassemblage. Dispersion].
  
VERB:BE DISTANT &c. adj.; extend to, stretch to, reach to, spread to, go to, get to, stretch away to; range, outreach, outlie [rare].
  remain at a distance; keep -, stand- -away, - off, - aloof, - clear of.
  
ADJECTIVE:DISTANT; far off, far away; remote, telescopic, distal, wide of; stretching to &c. v.; yon, yonder; ulterior; transmarine, transpontine, transatlantic, transalpine; tramontane; ultramontane, ultramundane; hyperborean, antipodean; inaccessible, out-of-the-way, God-forsaken [colloq.]; unapproached, unapproachable; incontiguous [obs.].
  
ADVERB:FAR OFF, far away; afar, -off; off; away; a -long, - great, - good- way off; wide away, beyond range, aloof; wide of, clear of; out of -the way, - reach; abroad, yonder, farther, further, beyond; outre mer [F.], over the border, far and wide, “over the hills and far away” [Gay]; from pole to pole &c. (over great space) [See Space]; to the -uttermost parts, - ends- of the earth; out of range, out of hearing, nobody knows where, à perte de vue [F.], out of the sphere of, wide of the mark; a far cry to.
  APART, asunder; wide apart, wide asunder; longo intervallo [L.]; at arm’s length.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Distance lends enchantment.—Campbell
  2. Across the hills and far away Beyond their utmost purple rim.—Tennyson

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