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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I am one of those unfortunate human beings who, by reason of their physical misfortunes, are cut off from the world of actual life.
Channel 4 said: "For one year, this community will hunt, sleep and live together, cut off from the world.
A curfew is declared by the relevant governor, the security forces storm in and the cities are cut off from the world for a week or more.
The prisoners, who are cut off from the world, have to endure the unbearable living conditions and lack of connections with the outside world.
In a letter Senussi's lawyer Ben Emmerson sent to the court he said that his client "has been detained in Libya for nearly 13 months without access to any lawyer despite his repeated requests to see a lawyer," and that "he is cut off from the world and has been denied family visits and telephone calls.
Manama: Five Pakistanis had a lucky escape after they were lost in the harsh Saudi desert and were cut off from the world.
Nolan and his newborn baby are soon cut off from the world by power outages and rising flood waters.
The condition can leave people cut off from the world and also lose interest in eating and socialising.
Sanctions and economic mismanagement under decades of military rule left Myanmar impoverished and cut off from the world, an isolation deepened by a system of online repression imposed by the paranoid generals.
We cannot remain completely cut off from the world.
Bound in fog, menaced by wildlife and cut off from the world, the exercise turns into a carnival of recriminations, French cricket and emergency sausages.
Menaced by wildlife and cut off from the world, this middle class exercise turns into a carnival of recriminations, French cricket and emergency sausages.
Maybe it is this - plus the long, dark, grey winters - that will succeed in keeping Sweden partially cut off from the world.
I love the fact that it's a place in between where you're completely cut off from the world, and you can do your own thing.