in the distance


: far away
He saw a light in the distance.

Examples of in the distance in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And in the distance near the woods there is a heap of soil and rocks, wrought iron, and one of the Maxfield Parish benches upside down and splintered, a section of the crocodile’s jaw like a giant comb thrusting up. Annie Proulx, The New Yorker, 30 June 2024 Its orange pagodas can be seen in the distance from many trails in the area, but only one path leads right to it. Laura Randall, Los Angeles Times, 27 June 2024 In another, his parents were in the distance, standing back-to-back with a sunset behind them. Hannah Sacks, Peoplemag, 24 June 2024 Beach weddings: Love is in the air, water is in the distance, and sand is at your feet. Genevieve Cepeda, Peoplemag, 19 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for in the distance 

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“In the distance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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