remove from

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See: abandon
References in classic literature ?
Friend Homer,' then we say to him, `if you are only in the second remove from truth in what you say of virtue, and not in the third-- not an image maker or imitator--and if you are able to discern what pursuits make men better or worse in private or public life, tell us what State was ever better governed by your help?
So I never give scratch depth, only give the amount to remove from the mountain peak to touch the bottom of the valley.
Remove from water and, starting with the scored end, peel each tomato halfway, leaving the peel attached.
Remove from stock and rest; cut each piece in half.
Remove from heat and pour onto a plastic wrap-lined sheet pan to 1/4-inch, refrigerating until set.
When the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon, remove from heat and strain through a fine mesh sieve.
Remove from the heat and place on a paper-towel lined sheet pan to drain.