dim and distant

dim and distant
used for saying that something happened a long time ago

the dim and distant past


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  • dim and distant — phrase used for saying that something happened a long time ago the dim and distant past Thesaurus: long time agosynonym Main entry: dim …   Useful english dictionary

  • dim and distant — adj. Dim and distant is used with these nouns: ↑past …   Collocations dictionary

  • the dim and distant past — chiefly Brit : a time that is so far in the past it is difficult to remember I remember the dim and distant past when the town was much smaller. • • • Main Entry: ↑distant …   Useful english dictionary

  • (the) (dim and) distant past — the (ˌdim and) ˌdistant ˈpast idiom a long time ago • stories from the distant past • In the distant past this land was covered in forests. Main entry: ↑distantidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • distant — adj. 1 far away in space VERBS ▪ be, sound ▪ become, grow ▪ The sound of the engine was growing more and more distant. ADVERB ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • dim — dim1 [dım] adj comparative dimmer superlative dimmest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(dark)¦ 2¦(shape)¦ 3 take a dim view of something 4 dim recollection/awareness etc 5¦(eyes)¦ 6¦(future chances)¦ 7 in the dim and distant past 8¦(not intelligent)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dim — dim1 [ dım ] adjective 1. ) dim light is not bright: the dim glow of the streetlamp ─ opposite BRIGHT, BRILLIANT a ) dim places do not have much light in them, so you cannot see very well: The room was very dim. b ) dim shapes are not clear,… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dim — 1 adjective dimmer, dimmest 1 DARK fairly dark or not giving much light, so that you cannot see well: in the dim light of the early dawn 2 SHAPE a dim shape is one which is not easy to see because it is too far away, or there is not enough light …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • dim — I UK [dɪm] / US adjective Word forms dim : adjective dim comparative dimmer superlative dimmest 1) dim light is not bright the dim glow of the streetlamp a) dim places do not have much light in them, so you cannot see very well The room was very… …   English dictionary

  • distant — dis|tant W3 [ˈdıstənt] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(far away)¦ 2¦(not friendly)¦ 3¦(not concentrating)¦ 4¦(relative)¦ 5 distant from something ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: distans, present participle of distare to stand apart , from stare to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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