Beating at the door registered distantly in his thoughts.
His father was an official, his mother an Ancillon, distantly related to the Prussian minister of that name.
After a brief residence with his mother, who was needlessly alarmed at the idea of her son falling a victim to some casual coquette, Swift towards the close of 1689 entered upon an engagement as secretary to Sir William Temple, whose wife (Dorothy Osborne) was distantly related to Mrs Swift.
Most observers consider that Actinotrocha is a highly modified Trochosphere, and this would give it some claim to be regarded as distantly related to the Entoproct Polyzoa and to other groups which have a Trochosphere larva.
She closed her eyes and retraced the route to the cottage in her mind, only distantly aware she was absorbing his energy.