• A remote district in the Wolds
    A remote district in the Wolds
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n remotion the act of removing "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ninety percent of U.S. households have at lease one remote control for the television; 8 out of 10 report losing it.
    • Remotion The act of removing; removal. "This remotion of the duke and her
      Is practice only."
    • Remotion The state of being remote; remoteness. "The whitish gleam [of the stars] was the mask conferred by the enormity of their remotion ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most remote island in the world is Tristan da Cunha, which is above the sub-Antarctic zone.
    • n remotion The act of removing; removal.
    • n remotion The state of being remote; remoteness.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Remotion (Shak.) act of removing: remoteness
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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.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. remotio,. See Remove
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary


In literature:

Its racial history has a remote beginning in the Pleistocene Age.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
Tired wayfarers surveying this remote and lovely scene have fancied themselves pioneers in something like a new world.
"A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs" by George M. Wrong
But it was against this remote ruin that all the military systems in religion were originally ranked and ruled.
"Orthodoxy" by G. K. Chesterton
Remote and pitiless lay the distant crimson ranges.
"The Heart of the Desert" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Such was the scene of a character common on the remote west coast of Sutherland.
"The Disentanglers" by Andrew Lang
The Ox-murder was obsolete at Athens, but the spirit of the rite is alive to-day among the Ainos in the remote island of Saghalien.
"Ancient Art and Ritual" by Jane Ellen Harrison
Afterwards he had, in some remote portion of his mentality, vaguely awaited developments.
"Emily Fox-Seton" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
They have exorcised the vulgar muse from this vulgar place, banishing her to a remote distance.
"Atlantis" by Gerhart Hauptmann
Four hours and a half of torture, rendered more painful by the contemplation of the luxuries of her remote companions!
"The Three Brides, Love in a Cottage, and Other Tales" by Francis A. Durivage
Few of our recollections of remote events involve a definite reference to this system of landmarks.
"Illusions" by James Sully

In poetry:

And methinks I hear it wafted,
Thy sweet voice, remote yet clear,
Till thy song, descending slowly,
Sinks into the silent mere.
"Sedge Songs" by Nikolaus Lenau
Thou art Orplede, my land
Remotely gleaming;
The mist arises from thy sun-bright strand
To where the faces of the gods are beaming.
"Weyla's Song" by Eduard Morike
Buried in dingles more remote,
Or drifted from some ferny rise,
The swooning of the golden throat
Drops in the mellow dusk and dies.
"The Voice And The Dusk" by Duncan Campbell Scott
The salvage Wilderness remote
Shall hear Thy Works and Wonders sung;
So from the Rock that Moses smote
The Fountain of the Desart sprung.
"Hymn.—The Word Of Promise" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
"In exile, with a steady heart,
He spent his life's declining part;
Where folly, pride, and faction sway,
Remote from St. John, Pope, and Gay.
"Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift, D.S.P.D." by Jonathan Swift
He sang of life, serenely sweet,
With, now and then, a deeper note.
From some high peak, nigh yet remote,
He voiced the world's absorbing beat.
"The Poet" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

In news:

Nathan Kensinger (right), shot from the camera on one of the Newtown Creek Armada remote-controlled boats.
Bossa nova diva Bebel Gilberto loves Caipirinha cocktails, sexy Narciso Rodriguez gowns, and remote Brazilian beaches.
Revelations are part of remote river journey.
16 AM on July 12, 2010 by Paul Huttner (3 Comments) Filed under: Radar, Remote sensing.
As the summer wanes, and we think of exotic coasts not yet visited, consider Socotra, a remote island in the Indian Ocean.
Sonifex has introduced a new Internet protocol extender , the Redbox RB-IPE, which is designed to remotely control equipment at unmanned sites.
New options promise faster recovery plus better data protection at headquarters and remote sites.
If you know any remotely fashion-savvy young women you've probably been hearing the buzz about a place called Forever 21 for weeks.
The tale of the tape was not even remotely encouraging for the journeyman from the Czech Republic.
Police say a man has drowned trying to retrieve a stranger's remote-controlled boat from a Long Island lake.
In February, NewsHour special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro and producer Nicole See visited a Doctors Without Borders hospital in a remote part of southern Sudan, where patients often walk for miles to get treatment.
To tell the story of women hiding in shame in a remote corner of Africa posed inherent problems in the making of "A Walk to Beautiful".
The prospect of finding anyone out in this industrial area at 3 am seems remote.
More than a million people flock to the remote desert on the Arizona-Nevada border each year to "Ooh".
Unless you've invested in a universal remote , simply watching a movie can require more remotes than we have limbs to operate.

In science:

RemoteStudentServer –java implemented CORBA application server that deploys remote classes such as RemoteStudentManagerImp.
Thin Client Web-Based Campus Information Systems for Fiji National University
Together with the fact that every remote site cannot be infected in a short time, we get (b).
The Complete Convergence Theorem Holds for Contact Processes in a Random Environment on $Z^d\times Z^+$
The walk starts at the origin and is conditioned to hit a remote location y on the lattice.
Crossing velocities for an annealed random walk in a random potential
Responsively: The interface behaviors are typically much more responsive than those of a standard Web browser that must always interact with a remote server.
Designing Flexible GUI to Increase the Acceptance Rate of Product Data Management Systems in Industry
Wilcox, Radar and Sonar Part I, “Theory of Remote Sensing Algorithms”, Springer-Verlag, 1991. 9. T.
The Notion of a Random Gauge and its Interpretation