Dis"tance(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distanced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Distancing (?).] 1. To place at a distance or remotely.
I heard nothing thereof at Oxford, being then miles distanced thence.Fuller.
2. To cause to appear as if at a distance; to make seem remote.
His peculiar art of distancing an object to aggrandize his space.H. Miller.
3. To outstrip by as much as a distance (see Distance,
n., 3); to leave far behind; to surpass greatly.
He distanced the most skillful of his contemporaries.Milner.
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