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  • n. length

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Greatness of distance; remoteness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Greatness of distance.


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  • While we were discoursing of India (concerning which I found that, like most globular trotters, he had not been long enough in the country to be accurately informed), enters a third party, who, it so happened, was an early acquaintance of my companion, though separated by the old lang sign of a longinquity.

    Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.

  • Inordinate unvaried length, sheer longinquity, staggers the heart, ages the very heart of us at a view.

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • "You are free," said his friends at last, who had wanted to prove him; "and they showed him the king's order, which he read," says Abbe Arnauld, "without any change of countenance, and as little affected by joy as he had been a moment before by the longinquity of his release."

    A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, Volume 5


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  • The romantic cities of mystery

    Arise by shores of distant sea.

    Remotest on earth

    They tell me is Perth,

    Excelling in terms of longinquity.

    September 4, 2017

  • Maybe this will help...


    October 2, 2007

  • Especially since the "g" is apparently soft. Even nicer.

    September 21, 2007

  • The opposite of propinquity. I agree with seanahan - it's a challenge to pronounce but a beautiful word.

    September 21, 2007

  • This is a great word, we should all start using it.

    September 21, 2007

  • (archaic) Remoteness in space or time.

    September 20, 2007