Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being remote, in any sense.
  • noun 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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  • noun the quality of being remote

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  • noun a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
  • noun the property of being remote

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Examples

  • The remoteness is captured very well, and I only thank the stars my times in the woods have been exceedingly pleasant.

    Book Review: "Hunted Past Reason" by Richard Matheson

  • * 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.

    Another Monday Linkdump « Gerry Canavan

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

  • 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.

    Fifty Years in Southern Mexico

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