from a distance


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from a distance

1. From a far way away. From a distance, it doesn't look like much. But when you get closer, it's quite spectacular.
2. With a level of separation or detachment. It was so nice to meet the artist in person after admiring his work from a distance for so long.
See also: distance

at/from a ˈdistance

from a place or time that is not near; from far away: She had loved him at a distance for years.
See also: distance
References in classic literature ?
Kutuzov only replied that movements arranged from a distance were always difficult to execute.