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distantly

Pronunciation: /ˈdɪstəntli/

Translation of distantly in Spanish:

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (loosely) the two concepts are distantly related los dos conceptos están vagamente relacionados or tienen alguna relación entre sí we are distantly related somos parientes lejanos a distantly remembered episode un incidente que recordaba ( or recordaban etc) vagamente
    Example sentences
    • However, this problem should be studied in more detail considering both distantly related and closely related species.
    • Third, the more distantly related two individuals are, the more different their micro-satellites will be.
    • Apparently the evolutionary pattern of distantly related sequences should be described differently from that of closely related sequences.
    1.2 [nod/greet] con frialdad
    Example sentences
    • ‘It's a Jolly Roger,’ she says, and smiles distantly.
    • He smiled faintly, distantly, and stared into the fire.
    • Maud smiled distantly, as if reveling in some personal dream.

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