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- n. the quality of being remote
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being remote, in any sense.
- n. In the law of conveyancing, a ground of objection to the validity of an estate in real property, attempted to be created, but not created in such manner as to take effect within the time prescribed by law (computed with reference to a life or lives in being), so that, if carried into effect, it would protract the inalienability of land against the policy of the law. See perpetuity.
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- n. a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
- n. the property of being remote
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* The judgment against Eichmann speaks to Bybee: Far from absolving him of guilt, his remoteness from the actual torturers — his thoughtlessness — increases the degree of his responsibility.
The remoteness is captured very well, and I only thank the stars my times in the woods have been exceedingly pleasant.
In the 1950s Encyclopedia Brittanca, the vast central plateau of Chiapas was cited as among the most fertile and finest land masses in all of Mexico hindered by the almost complete lack of transportation and its remoteness from the rest of the country.
Because it's overwhelmingly absent from The Bay of Angels, and because without it the bleakness of Brookner's outlook becomes almost as disturbing as her remoteness from the reader.
In spite of her comparatively small population and remoteness from the world's major markets she is able to maintain a standard of life second only to that of the United States and Canada.
The United States is proud of her remoteness from the old world, her freedom from entanglement in its quarrels, her isolation.
Since it is on the north side of the low mountain range that surrounds the north shore of Lake Chapala, it has a feeling of remoteness from the lake area.
Our very remoteness from the great Imperial centre will in itself safeguard our own individuality as it has done in the past.
Some subjects, such as French, attract from their usefulness for daily work; others, as in the case of a girl who lately took up Greek, because of their remoteness from the daily toil.
The God-like being’s remoteness from the world — his disconnect with all things human — become real.