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.
Talking about “fairness” is not a sign of socialism nor is it remotely un-American.
More importantly even than that, the mere idea of war with Syria—of anything that could remotely precipitate war—is madness.
The noble Paymaster of the Forces hinted, delicately indeed and remotely, at this subject.
Then, remotely, faint as distant cannonading, a rumble reached me.
This action on the vessels is so marked as to constitute the drug a haemostatic, not only locally but also remotely.
It was plainly not a medical affair, or at least only remotely so.
And so on, horror piled on horror, and not a word of it true, or remotely approaching the truth.
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.