at a distance of


used to describe how far away something is
He spotted the group at a distance of one mile.

Examples of at a distance of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The glasses show the equivalent of a 135-inch screen at a distance of 9.8 feet away, which makes for a big, easy-to-read picture. PCMAG, 21 May 2024 Usually, at a distance of about 1 solar diameter, your eyes won’t see the corona, but cameras will. Michael E. Bakich, Discover Magazine, 24 Feb. 2024 The lens focuses very closely (at a distance of about 7.1 inches) and the best macro results are at 28mm (1:2.7 life-size). PCMAG, 28 Mar. 2024 The comet will approach its closest point to Earth on June 2, passing by at a distance of approximately 144 million miles. The Arizona Republic, 27 Mar. 2024 The classic user manual says that it should be sprayed at a distance of about six inches, leaving it on for a couple of minutes and then brushing it out. Ana Morales, Vogue, 23 Mar. 2024 Shooting past at a distance of around 930 miles, the twin flybys — the two closest flybys of Io in over 20 years — produced images of the moon’s lava lakes and volcanic plumes, fleshing out our impression of our solar system’s most volcanic world. Sam Walters, Discover Magazine, 15 Mar. 2024 The submersible had caught it at a distance of about 750 feet. Thomas Curwen, Los Angeles Times, 13 Mar. 2024 While Germany will provide $30 billion in arms to Kyiv in the coming years, the Taurus can strike at a distance of 500 kilometers, or 310 miles. Christopher F. Schuetze, New York Times, 4 Mar. 2024

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“At a distance of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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