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distant corner of the world

A far away and extremely remote foreign location. These events are not just the concern of some distant corner of the world; they will have an impact on each and every one of us. When I applied to study abroad, I envisaged myself living somewhere romantic like Paris or London, not this distant corner of the world.
See also: corner, distant, of, world

in the not-so-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed that we'd be using phones as powerful as supercomputers in the not-so-distant future. The story is set in the not-so-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

in the not-too-distant future

At a time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed that we'd be using phones as powerful as supercomputers in the not-too-distant future. The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

the (dim and) distant past

A time long ago in the past. It's easy to forget that, in the dim and distant past, these giant cities used to be nothing but fields and marshes. He's just a washed-up old drunk now, but he used to be a huge star in the distant past.
See also: distant, past

the not-too-distant future

A time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed you that we'd be using phones as powerful as computers in the not-too-distant future. The story is set in the not-too-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

the not-so-distant future

A time not very far in the future. When I was growing up, we never would have believed you that we'd be using phones as powerful as computers in the not-so-distant future. The story is set in the not-so-distant future, when artificial intelligence has just begun to take control of our daily lives.
See also: future

the not-too-distant past

A time not very long ago in the past. The city is a thriving metropolis now, but it was little more than a large village in the not-too-distant past. He used to be a fairly wealthy business tycoon in the not-too-distant past; the economic crash ruined him, though.
See also: past

the not-so-distant past

A time not very long ago in the past. The city is a thriving metropolis now, but it was little more than a large village in the not-so-distant past. He used to be a fairly wealthy business tycoon in the not-so-distant past; the economic crash ruined him, though.
See also: past

the (ˌdim and) ˌdistant ˈpast

a long time ago: stories from the distant past
See also: distant, past

in the not too ˌdistant ˈfuture

not a long time in the future; fairly soon: We’re thinking of having a baby in the not too distant future.
See also: distant, future, not
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The current approach to market definition holds that the costs of information and transportation incurred by customers searching for, and using, distant or specialized institutions are prohibitive, as are the information costs incurred by a financial institution in evaluating a nonlocal business seeking credit.
Berger said the findings reveal that the distant galaxy's interstellar conditions appear "reassuringly normal" when compared to those seen in the galaxies of our local universe.
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The spectra of distant quasars have revealed, for example, that carbon and other metals had formed by the time the universe was less than one-fifth its current age.
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Slots and openings are clinically incised into the wall, apparently at random, but actually thoughtfully placed to frame distant vistas.
Astronomers are hoping for new data and detailed images of exploding and collapsing stars, distant quasars (distant young galaxies) and pulsars (pulsating collapsed stars).
I'm three or four islands but not an archipelago an exorcism without demon a halo without saint everything is distant I myself begin to be so hung from the next to last horizon that trapeze without a net everything is distant but it's a manner of speaking in my best history there have been horizons galore and experience tells me that what's remote at times comes close
Since then, astronomers have used gravitational lenses in many ways, including studying dark matter and as "Nature's Telescope" to investigate galaxies in the distant universe
"Yes, it was very special, and would you believe that both Distant Legend and Midday wore the number six.
A distant galaxy typically shows up at about the same brightness in near-infrared and visible-red wavelengths but vanishes at shorter wavelengths.
Our patient was at stage III and had already developed a distant metastasis, which demonstrates the aggressive nature of this tumor.
HOT Saggita 2,000 Guineas favourite Distant Music is bang on course for a racecourse appearence before his big day at Newmarket on May 6.
On a rocky hillside overlooking a paddy-covered plain and the distant bay of the Genkai-nada sea on Kyushu, the most southerly island of the Japanese archipelago, the atelier-gallery for an artist is five cubic volumes, climbing about 17m of the slope.
"And amateur astronomers don't have telescopes powerful enough to spot distant asteroids."