Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REMOTE

I beg, that I may not be sacrificed to projects, and remote contingencies.

He took up a point as remote as might be from the personal appeal.

Until now he had kept his place in the remote corner of the balcony.

Their surprise was great; for they had not the most remote idea of her intentions.

And how, poor Alice, in that remote village, was chance to throw him in your way?

I arose one September morning, my heart leaping with some remote joy.

Explorations must be made into the remote and obscure beginnings of sex.

“You are putting rather a remote contingency to the front,” said von Francius.

We shall not consider these animals any further, as they are too remote to interest us here.

No image is too remote, no thought too lofty for his purpose.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., from Middle French remot or directly from Latin remotus "afar off, remote, distant in place," past participle of removere "move back or away" (see remove (v.)). Related: Remotely; remoteness. Remote control "fact of controlling from a distance" is recorded from 1904; as a device which allows this from 1920.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR REMOTE

absentee

adjectivenot being present

afar

adverba great distance away
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.