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distantly

adverb uk   us   /ˈdɪs.tənt.li/

distantly adverb (NOT CLOSE)

far away: He heard, distantly, the sound of the sea. They're distantly related.

distantly adverb (NOT FRIENDLY)

in an unfriendly way, showing no emotion: Sam smiled distantly.
Translations of “distantly”
in Chinese (Traditional) 遙遠地, 遙遠地,遠遠地…
in Chinese (Simplified) 遥远地, 遥远地,远远地…
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