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It is important to consider distance from public transport when buying a house.
They started to walk the short distance to the camp.
a distance of five miles
His parents live some distance away.
He's used to driving long distances.
Altair, at a distance of 17 light-years, is one of the closest of the bright stars.
the social distance between farmers and farm workers
There's still some distance to go.
The peaks of the Pyrenees could be seen in the distance.
His gaze shifted, and he stared into the distance.
My instincts warned me to put some distance between us.
The strategy is to put some distance between the English and Scottish branches of the party.
The house was within walking distance of the university.
The village is within commuting distance of London.
This is the British English definition of distance. View American English definition of distance.