Remoteness


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Remoteness

See also Isolation.
Repentance (See PENITENCE.)
Reproof (See CRITICISM.)
Antarctica
continent surrounding South Pole. [Geography: NCE, 113–115]
Dan to Beersheba
from one outermost extreme to another. [O.T.: Judges 20:1]
Darkest Africa
in European and American imaginations, a faraway land of no return. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
end of the rainbow
the unreachable end of the earth. [Western Folklore: Misc.]
Everest, Mt.
Nepalese peak; highest elevation in world (29,028 ft.). [Geography: NCE, 907]
Great Divide
great ridge of Rocky Mountains; once thought of as epitome of faraway place. [Am. Folklore: Misc.]
John O’Groat’s House
traditionally thought of as the northern-most, remote point of Britain. [Geography: Misc.]
Land’s End
the southwestern tip of Britain. [Geography: Misc.]
moon
earth’s satellite; unreachable until 1969. [Astronomy: NCE, 1824]
North and South Poles
figurative ends of the earth. [Geography: Misc.]
Outer Mongolia
desert wasteland between Russia and China; figuratively and literally remote. [Geography: Misc.]
Pago Pago
capital of American Samoa in South Pacific; thought of as a remote spot. [Geography: Misc.]
Pillars of Hercules
promontories at the sides of Straits of Gibraltar; once the limit of man’s travel. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 110]
Siberia
frozen land in northeastern U.S.S.R.; place of banishment and exile. [Russ. Hist.: NCE, 2510]
Tierra del Fuego
archipelago off the extreme southern tip of South America. [Geography: Misc.]
Timbuktu
figuratively, the end of the earth. [Am. Usage: NCE, 2749]
Ultima Thule
to Romans, extremity of the world, identified with Iceland. [Rom. Legend: LLEI, I: 318]
Yukon
northwestern Canadian territory touching on the Arctic Ocean. [Geography: Misc.]
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Certainly, the "provincial remoteness" Priestley noted in 1934 was in place eighty years earlier as the Wedgwoods' influence allowed key workers advances on wages and apprenticeships for their sons while providing paid employment for their wives and daughters in the rabbit warren of workrooms, shops, and finishing departments that had changed but little from the glory days of Josiah Wedgwood himself.
The absence of economies of scale and the remoteness from metro areas in combination seriously impede the creation of highly skilled, high-paying jobs in rural areas.
The travel required to get to the island (and the delays and difficulties experienced) helped emphasize the remoteness, isolation, and transportation issues common to island communities.
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Locals appreciated efforts of FATA Services and suggested more camps to facilitate those who were not able to avail proper medical care owing to meagre financial resources and remoteness of their areas.
Then the ridiculous announcement that immediately following thewedding the newly-weds, through the Queen''s patronage, would no longer be known asWilliam and Kate but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, a statement redolent of the feudal remoteness of the Queen''s advisors.
Mr Deenihan said: "The island has fascinated visitors because of its remoteness, the imagination and resilience of the Christian monks who lived there and the fact that it has remained untouched by the modern world.
Although surrounded by the urban and semi urban communities of the Swansea region, Mynydd y Gwair still provides a real sense of wildness and remoteness alongside its visual beauty.
The firefighting effort had been made more difficult by the remoteness of the region and the mountainous terrain, he said.
Research by the website Money Supermarket.com, argues longer commutes to work, remoteness from supermarkets and a reliance on oil heating have all seen Britain's villages face the brunt of recent price increases.
North Wales passengers had lost half-a-day by the time they reached the remoteness of Cardiff s Rhoose airport and found their way by road into a city closed for lunch.
The panel said Newcastle's proposal was "sound" but they cited the city's "relative remoteness" as a weakness.