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remove from (someone or something)

1. To physically take someone or something out of something or some place. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." Be sure not to remove the USB device from the computer until it is finished transferring all of the information. They removed the prisoner from his holding cell and brought him to the courtroom.
2. To extract something from someone or someone's body. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." We'll need to remove the bullet from him if we're going to stop the bleeding. I used a pair of tweezers to remove the bits of glass from her hand.
3. To take someone or something out of someone's custody. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." Social services removed the children from the abusive parents. We've removed dozens of animals from people suspected of organizing or participating in the illegal dogfighting ring.
4. To oust someone from a job, position, or public office. A noun or pronoun is used between "remove" and "from." They plan on removing the prime minster from power after gaining control of parliament. The board voted unanimously to remove the CEO from his position.
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remove someone or something from someone or something

to take someone or something away from someone or something. The authorities removed the child from his mother. They removed the dog from the kennel.
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remove someone from something

to take someone out of an office or position. The county board removed the sheriff from office. She removed herself from office voluntarily.
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References in classic literature ?
And the tragic poet is an imitator, and therefore, like all other imitators, he is thrice removed from the king and from the truth?
Perhaps they may have come across imitators and been deceived by them; they may not have remembered when they saw their works that these were but imitations thrice removed from the truth, and could easily be made without any knowledge of the truth, because they are appearances only and not realities?
And now tell me, I conjure you, has not imitation been shown by us to be concerned with that which is thrice removed from the truth?
This was the conclusion at which I was seeking to arrive when I said that painting or drawing, and imitation in general, when doing their own proper work, are far removed from truth, and the companions and friends and associates of a principle within us which is equally removed from reason, and that they have no true or healthy aim.
As in a city when the evil are permitted to have authority and the good are put out of the way, so in the soul of man, as we maintain, the imitative poet implants an evil constitution, for he indulges the irrational nature which has no discernment of greater and less, but thinks the same thing at one time great and at another small-he is a manufacturer of images and is very far removed from the truth.
The part of duty I am now upon, though necessary, is very disagreeable to my natural make and temper, as I know it must be grievous to you, who are of the same species; but it is not my business to animadvert but to obey such orders as I receive, and therefore, without hesitation, shall deliver you his Majesty's orders and instructions, namely- that your lands and tenements, cattle of all kinds and live stock of all sorts, are forfeited to the Crown; with all other your effects, saving your money and household goods, and you yourselves to be removed from this his Province.
I am removed from you and your family by being a working girl.
If I had not been what you call removed from you and cut off from you, would you have made this appeal to me to leave you?'
It lay between her and the bridge, but it was more removed from her than she had thought; the night being so very quiet, and sound travelling far with the help of water.
While a total of 1,200 abandoned vehicles have been removed since the start of the campaign, as many as 5,200 have been removed from all the municipalities across the country since the start of this year.
Only those apps which failed to meet Apple's revised guidelines were removed from the App Store.
The sources said that the people assisted through member parliament were removed from the list on April 30, 2009.
They can see that you removed a message and still report it." When a message is removed, it will be replaced by an indicator, known as a "tombstone," to explicitly show that a message has been removed from the conversation.
During the operation, guard room established in a container at southern corner, up-down barrier, iron grill erected around public parking area of eastern, northern and southern side, security post at northern corner, advertising boards installed at public parking area were also removed from parking area of Ali Medical centre F-8 Markaz.
During the operation, guard room established in a container at southern corner, barriers, iron grill erected around public parking area of eastern, northern and southern side, security post at northern corner, advertising boards installed at public parking area were also removed from parking area of a medical centre in Sector F-8 Markaz.