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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 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

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 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 (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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A chain of interactions between neighboring qubits would be required to connect distant qubits, which would be a burdensome communication cost.