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Distance, subst. 1) intervening space, remoteness: Sonn. 44, 2. Phoen. 30. Wiv. II, 1, 109. Meas. I, 4, 54. H5 II Chor. H5 II Chor. Per. I, 2, 10. “hold a long d.” All's III, 2, 27. Mcb. III, 6, 44. “fell off a d. from her,” H8 IV, 1, 65. “to meet his grace just d. 'tween our armies,” H4B IV, 1, 226. Technical term for the space kept between two antagonists in fencing: Wiv. II, 1, 233. II, 3, 27. Rom. II, 4, 22. Quibbling in All's V, 3, 212.
2) alienation: so is he mine (viz enemy) “and in such bloody d., that every minute of his being thrusts against my nearest of life,” Mcb. III, 1, 115.
3) cautious restraint, reserve: “with safest d. I mine honour shielded,” Compl. 151. “kept cold d.” Compl. 151 “she knew her d. and did angle for me,” All's V, 3, 212. “hold their honours in a wary d.” Oth. II, 3, 58. “in a politic d.” III, 3, 13.
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