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longinquity

n.

"remoteness," 1540s, from Latin longinquitas "length, extent, duration," from longinquus "long, extensive, remote, distant," from longus (see long (adj.)) -inquus.

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  • I think the proximity of wine a matter of much more importance than the longinquity of water.

    Crotchet Castle Thomas Love Peacock

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