There was a soft rustling of shrubbery a bit of <a way> behind us.

park sang joon

Senior Member
Korean
"It's a lovely night," I said, to Random and the cool breeze.
"I suppose . . . what was that?"
There was a soft rustling of shrubbery a bit of a way behind us.
"Some animal, maybe."
[Nine Princes in Amber" of The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny]
I'd like to know what "a way" means in "a bit of a way behind us."
Thank you in advance for your help.
 
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    Tamil
    It means "a bit of a distance behind us".

    From the WR dictionary:
    way
    Often,ways.[plural] distance:a long way from home.
     
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