1
[ adjective ] taken out of or separated from

Synonyms

abstracted

Examples

"possibility is...achievability, abstracted from achievement"- A.N.Whitehead

Used in print

(John F. Hayward, "Mimesis and Symbol in the Arts"...)

For Plato , `` imitation '' is twice removed from reality , being a poor copy of physical appearance , which in itself is a poor copy of ideal essence .

The artist , unlike the philosopher , is not a removed observer aiming at neutral and rarified high levels of abstraction .

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separate

2
[ adjective ] far distant in space

Synonyms

remote distant

Examples

"distant lands" "remote stars" "a remote outpost of civilization" "a hideaway far removed from towns and cities"

Used in print

(Harry Olesker, Impact....)

She was the sun , he the closest planet orbiting around her , the rest of the world existing and visible yet removed .

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far

3
[ adjective ] far apart in nature

Synonyms

remote

Examples

"considerations entirely removed (or remote) from politics"

Used in print

(Arlin Turner, "William Faulkner, Southern Novelist"...)

It may be that in this comment he has broken from the conventional pattern more violently than in any other regard , for the treatment in his books is far removed from even the genial irony of Ellen_Glasgow , who was the only important novelist before him to challenge the conventional picture of planter society .

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distant

4
[ adjective ] separated in relationship by a given degree of descent

Examples

"a cousin once removed"

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distant

5
[ adjective ] far distant in time

Synonyms

remote distant

Examples

"distant events" "the remote past or future" "a civilization ten centuries removed from modern times"

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far

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