• A remote district in the Wolds
    A remote district in the Wolds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remoteness a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
    • n remoteness the property of being remote
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ninety percent of U.S. households have at lease one remote control for the television; 8 out of 10 report losing it.
    • n remoteness The state of being remote, in any sense.
    • n remoteness 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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  • Alice Meynell
    Alice Meynell
    “Let a man turn to his own childhood -- no further -- if he will renew his sense of remoteness, and of the mystery of change.”
  • Hilaire Belloc
    “Remote and ineffectual don.”
  • Thomas Mann
    “Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.”
  • Jean Paul
    “The child is not to be educated for the present, but for the remote future, and often is opposition to the immediate future.”
  • Thomas Jefferson
    “Ignorance is preferable to error; and he is less remote from the truth who believes nothing, than he who believes what is wrong.”
  • William Trogdon
    William Trogdon
    “Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources.”


In literature:

These illustrations are sufficient to show that pain often takes place in some part remote from the disease.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The condition of my mind was considerably remote from happiness.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
The American branch has always seemed so remote.
"The Swindler and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
There was just one distinctly remote possibility.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
But Robin, even while whirled by the maelstrom, could not cease thinking certain vague remote thoughts.
"Robin" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Yet the trouble was remote enough.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
Algiers seemed a remote place to Stephen, who had loved life at home too passionately to care for foreign travel.
"The Golden Silence" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
By means of this clue we may obtain an insight into some of the most remote, and the most obscure parts of antiquity.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.)" by Jacob Bryant
Drinking cups in remote times were made from bulls' horns.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
She was remote from his body, and that physical remoteness seemed to set her far from his spirit, too.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens

In poetry:

A weltering sound, remote and vast,
Comes to my drowsy ear;
The Gulf waves rolling from the past
Suggest the buccaneer.
"A Dream Of Romance" by Maurice Thompson
He sings the morn upon the westward hills
Strange and remote and wild;
He sings it in the land
Where once I was a child.
"The Cock's Clear Voice Into The Clearer Air" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Bore him thus up to catch the inward tones
That light as cloudlets float
So far above in heaven's star-gemm'd zones
"God Wrapt Him" by Alexander Anderson
Thy name we do not here invoke
Our civic rites to sanctify:
Enthroned in thy remoter sky,
Thou heedest not our broken yoke.
"Invocation" by Ambrose Bierce
The passing time to note,
Th' harmonious chord they swell:
The cause, though trac'd to years remote,
Tradition does not tell.
"Enigma XXVIII." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance and no space was seen
'Twixt this Turtle and his queen:
But in them it were a wonder.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare

In news:

In addition to his trips to remote and (sometimes) exotic locations, Sartore has completed several memorable shoots in Nebraska.
One cool product I saw this morning at the show is the new Drone remote trail camera system from Stealth Cam.
Earthly and Celestial Quests Meld in Chile's Remote Atacama Desert in POV's 'Nostalgia for the Light,' Tue.
New information gives a clearer picture of what happened 75 years ago to Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan, where they came down and how they likely survived – for a while, at least – as castaways on a remote island.
WipeDrive 7 adds remote erasing, Win 8 support.
Remote viewfinder isn't very useful.
Jarring, fragile and remote music with a frozen whisper of melancholia.
Remote Controlled Sliding Kitchen Countertop .
San Miguel is a remote part of the Channel Islands off the coast of California, west of Santa Barbara.
Man survives more than three weeks in remote Utah desert.
First, accept the fact that you're going to feel skuzzy from the moment you alight from the helicopter in a cloud of dust at some remote US military base -- windblown, sweaty, and gritty.
Of all the monikers bestowed on the television remote control, clicker makes the least sense.
No theater company in town delights more in transporting its audiences to remote places than does Upstream Theater.
One night, not too long ago, a suspicious car drove into a remote corner of a West Coast petroleum processing facility and parked.
New software allows Pulse customers to remotely interact with home devices via personalized floor plan .

In science:

The basic idea in is to study the correlation functions of the stress tensor and global symmetry currents in a conformal field theory, which are produced by the injection of a large amount of energy in the remote past.
The Regge Limit for Green Functions in Conformal Field Theory
In general, since fewer steps are required to reach the central points than the remote corners of the lattice, points close to the information source have younger information than points farther way.
Time walkers and spatial dynamics of ageing information
We find such expectations to be remote and only for field theories that break translation invariance.
On Horava-Lifshitz "Black Holes"
Bell inequality violation with two remote atomic qubits.
Random Numbers Certified by Bell's Theorem
Heralded quantum gate between remote quantum memories.
Random Numbers Certified by Bell's Theorem