in/into the distance

in the distance

At a far-away point at which one can only just see or hear someone or something. We saw a car in the distance speeding toward the town, when all of a sudden the police swarmed the area.
See also: distance

into the distance

In a direction or at a point far away. He just sat on his porch after receiving the news, staring off quietly into the distance.
See also: distance
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in/into the ˈdistance

far away but still able to be seen or heard: We saw lights in the distance.Alice stood staring into the distance.
See also: distance
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