(Phrases). To grow "small by degrees, and beautifully less" 659; to be on the wane.

    To render smaller, to contract, lessen, etc., draw in, to condense, reduce, clip, compress, squeeze, attenuate, chip, dwarf, bedwarf, stunt, cut short 201, corrugate, purse up, pinch 203, deflate.

    To be smaller than, to fall short of, not to come up to.

    (Phrase). To hide its diminished head.

    (Adjectives). Contracting, etc., astringent, tabid, contracted, lessened, etc., shrivelled, wasted, wizened, stunted, waning, ebbing, etc., neap, condensed.

    (Phrase). Multum in parvo.

    Unexpanded, contractile, compressible.

  1. Distance (Substantives), remoteness, farness, longinquity, elongation, offing, removedness, parallax, reach, span.
  2. Antipodes, outpost, outskirt, aphelion, horizon.

    (Phrases). Ultima Thule; ne plus ultra; the uttermost parts of the earth; the back of beyond.

    Separation 44, transference 270.

    Diffusion, dispersion 73.

    (Verbs). To be distant, etc.; to extend to, stretch to, reach to, spread to, go to, get to, stretch away to; outgo, outstep 303; to go great lengths.

    To remain at a distance, keep away, stand off, keep off, keep clear, stand aloof, hold off.

    (Adjectives). Distant, far, far off, remote, distal, wide of, clear of, yon, yonder, at arm's length, apart, aloof, asunder, ulterior, transalpine, ultramundane, hyperborean, hull down.

    Inaccessible, out of the way, unapproachable, unreachable; incontiguous.

    (Adverbs). Far, away, far away, afar, off, a long way off, afar off, wide away, aloof, wide of, clear of, out of the way, a great way off, out of reach, abroad.

    (Phrases). Far and near; far and wide; over the hills and far away; from end to end; from pole to pole; from China to Peru; from Dan to Beersheba; to the ends of the earth; out of the sphere of; wide of the mark; à perte de vue.

    Apart, asunder, few and far between.

    Yonder, farther, beyond, longo intervallo, wide apart, poles apart; "from Indus to the pole."

  3. Nearness (Substantives), nighness, propinquity, vicinity, vicinage, neighbourhood, adjacency, closeness; perihelion.
  4. A short distance, a step, an earshot, close quarters, a stone's throw, a hair's breadth, a span, bowshot, gunshot.

    Purlieus, neighbourhood, environs 227, vicinity, alentours, suburbs, the whereabouts, banlieue, borderland.

    A bystander, neighbour.

    Approach, approximation, appropinquation, appulse 286, junction 43, concentration, convergence 290.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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