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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REMOTENESS

All others, so far as she was concerned, existed only on the sufferance of remoteness.

I confess that there was something eerie in the isolation and remoteness of St. nimie.

There was, indeed, a certain charm in our remoteness from the outer world.

He is here framing an ideal, without realising its remoteness.

The remoteness of the situation gave the very boldness of his plan feasibility.

Despite his strangeness and remoteness, Apicius is not dead by any means.

The origin of this family fades away in the remoteness of antiquity.

The remoteness of the locality would have robbed the statement of all interest.

She was back from the remoteness of her meditation, very much so indeed.

I had an idea that their distance from me was as nothing to my remoteness from them.

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.

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