at a remove

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jvcastel

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Colombia - Spanish
Hello, everybody.

I would like to know the meaning and possible translation to Spanish of the expression "at a remove".

I have this sentence: "Relationships are at a remove from the intimate
in terms of trust and expectation."

Thanks!
 
  • Quiensepa

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    U.S. English
    This is a very literate, even archaic, phrase which you will never hear in normal conversation - only in books by academicians or extremely literate novelists. It means "at a distance", "a distance away" "separate", etc. An equivalent sentence would be "Relationships are far from the intimate..."
     
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