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    The coming winter is "more than just a distant reality" to you ....

    I saw this sentence,

    The coming winter is more than just a distant reality to you, and you love nothing more than being prepared.

    I'm wondering what "more than just a distant reality to you' means in this sentence, and what "The coming winter is more than just a distant reality to you" means? Thank you.

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    Re: The coming winter is "more than just a distant reality" to you ....

    It means that that the coming winter is not merely an abstract concept or a possibility. You understand that it will come and it will be a considerable threat. Therefore, as the passage goes on to say, you love nothing more than to be prepared.

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    Re: The coming winter is "more than just a distant reality" to you ....

    Also, IMO, it implies that the winter is relatively near.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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