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    Cool To be at a remove

    Does "to be at a remove" mean "to retire, dismiss, get out from a place or something?

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    Default Re: To be at a remove

    1. remove = figurative distance or degree of separation or remoteness

    "just one remove from madness"

    "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"

    "a first cousin of one remove"

    "at a certain remove"

    "the scene changes at each remove"

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    Cool Re: To be at a remove

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    1. remove = figurative distance or degree of separation or remoteness

    "just one remove from madness"

    "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy"

    "a first cousin of one remove"

    "at a certain remove"

    "the scene changes at each remove"
    First at all, Thank You for your kind attention, but I'm not quite sure to fully understand it.
    Paragraph where question's been found is:

    "Who speaks with authority and credibility to what happened? Not somebody who was at a remove from it, not somebody who's studied it, but somebody who was in the thick of it."

    Doesn't it seem to mean "Not somebody who opted for getting away from it" or the like?


    Thanks again.
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    Cool Re: To be at a remove

    Any other contribution, please.


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    Default Re: To be at a remove

    To be at a remove from something = To be at a figurative distance from something.

    Individuality does not develop at a remove from existing conditions of being.

    She is always at a remove from people,

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