(the) (dim and) distant past

(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.

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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 ] 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

  • past — past1 W1S1 [pa:st US pæst] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(previous)¦ 2¦(recent)¦ 3¦(finished)¦ 4¦(former)¦ 5¦(grammar)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Old past participle of pass] 1.) ¦(PREVIOUS)¦ [only before noun] done, used, or experienced before now …   Dictionary of contemporary 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

  • 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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