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Remotest


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Remote \Re*mote"\ (r?-m?t"), a. [Compar. Remoter (-?r);
     superl. Remotest.] [L. remotus, p. p. of removere to
     remove. See Remove.]
     1. Removed to a distance; not near; far away; distant; --
        said in respect to time or to place; as, remote ages;
        remote lands.
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              Places remote enough are in Bohemia.  --Shak.
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              Remote from men, with God he passed his days.
                                                    --Parnell.
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     2. Hence, removed; not agreeing, according, or being related;
        -- in various figurative uses. Specifically:
        (a) Not agreeing; alien; foreign. "All these propositions,
            how remote soever from reason." --Locke.
        (b) Not nearly related; not close; as, a remote connection
            or consanguinity.
        (c) Separate; abstracted. "Wherever the mind places itself
            by any thought, either amongst, or remote from, all
            bodies." --Locke.
        (d) Not proximate or acting directly; primary; distant.
            "From the effect to the remotest cause." --Granville.
        (e) Not obvious or sriking; as, a remote resemblance.
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     3. (Bot.) Separated by intervals greater than usual.
        [1913 Webster] -- Re*mote"ly, adv. -- Re*mote"ness, n.
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