Marriage equality is not remotely the third-rail issue it is sometimes considered.
I am not remotely embarrassed to relate he weighed just 9lb.
The great moral issue in war is the killing, and we are still killing, even when we do it remotely.
mid-15c., from Middle French remot or directly from Latin remotus "afar off, remote, distant in place," past participle of removere "move back or away" (see remove (v.)). Related: Remotely; remoteness. Remote control "fact of controlling from a distance" is recorded from 1904; as a device which allows this from 1920.