cut off from the (outside) world

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cut off from the (outside) world

1. Literally, completely separated from people outside of a given group or space. Prison inmates, especially those in solitary confinement, face an extraordinary pressure on their psyche from being cut off from the outside world for so long. The tiny rural village, cut off from the world up in the mountains, developed a dialect and manner totally unique from the rest of the region.
2. Figuratively, isolated from broad and/or meaningful outside engagement or interaction. Their research, while promising, is flawed in that it is cut off from the outside world, so its effects on the greater population are only speculative at best. Art—good art, anyway—is never cut off from the world; it is totally enmeshed in the people and culture around it.
See also: cut, off, world
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Warplanes are carrying out round-the-clock bombardment of the densely populated cluster of towns and villages that rose up against Al Assad in 2011 and have been cut off from the outside world since 2013.
Not only is the city intended to be cut off from the outside world, but the computers within the research facility are also supposed to be isolated; they are kept disconnected from the internet in order to prevent any outside intrusion or hacking efforts.
But for many elderly or disabled people, the winter weather does not just mean a bit of inconvenience - it can leave them almost completely cut off from the outside world.
To be completely cut off from the outside world and be placed beyond the protection of the law has a particularly devastating impact on a person's right to dignity and well-being.
In the summer of 2015, the village experienced a total communication black-out after the landline connection went down, leaving the village completely cut off from the outside world for nearly two weeks.
Participants of the show have to live in a specially constructed house with being totally cut off from the outside world and are constantly monitored by a television crew.
The men will be cut off from the outside world for the nine-day course, but with some dropping out within a matter of hours, will anyone last that long?
The Pindar Bunker can be cut off from the outside world at a few minutes' notice and is stocked with food and water.
Hundreds of thousands have been cut off from the outside world, some for as much as two years.
The 1943 article goes on to describe how, although largely undamaged itself, the Post & ECHO building in Victoria Street found itself cut off from the outside world, with no telephone, telegraph, electricity, gas or water.
It opens a bit like Misery , with Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) rescued from a car crash by a Good Samaritan (Howard, played by John Goodman) who's actually not so good -- and there's also a touch of Dogtooth , insofar as Howard tells our heroine that the air outside is infected ("There's been an attack") and unbreathable so she has to stay in his bunker-like house, cut off from the outside world, for her own good.
He grew up in a communist state cut off from the outside world and littered with unexploded bombs.
Being off the beaten track, we were cut off from the outside world.
Fajardo urged prison officials to ensure that inmates are really cut off from the outside world.
However, it wasn't all give and no take with the speakers just as interested in a market of 80 million consum- ers which, to a large extent, is still cut off from the outside world due to sanctions.