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detached from reality

Psychologically, emotionally, or intellectually separated from the outside world or from realistic, logical thought. When my mental illness was at its worst, I became completely detached from reality. The council's plan to build an interstate through the middle of town is just nonsense, it's completely detached from reality!
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detached from the (outside) world

Psychologically, emotionally, intellectually, or physically separated from the people, influence, or average thinking of the outside world. He just keeps to himself, never talking to anyone, like he's detached from the world. He builds all of his policies from theory and what he studied in books—it's all completely detached from the outside world. The tiny rural village, totally detached from the outside world, developed a dialect and manner totally unique to the rest of the region.
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A Kaufman and Broad home in Northern California, the "Legacy" model at California Heritage in Antioch, won the Grand Award as Best Single- Family/Conventional Lot Detached Home in the 1,501 to 2,000 square feet category.
VIENTOS, detached courtyard homes by California Pacific Homes;
Average property prices across the regions THE average price of a property in 2015 and the percentage change over the last 10 years, according to Halifax: Terraced,PS201,535, 41% Bungalow, PS233,385, 28% Semi-detached, PS214,524, 32% Detached, PS336,078, 21% Flat, PS233,424, 60% AND here are the strongest performers across the regions, with the percentage increase in the average cost of this type of property over the last 10 years: | North, terraced, 14% North West, ter-raced, 19% Yorkshire and the Humber, terraced, 18% West Midlands, terraced, 20% East Midlands, semi-detached, 17% East Anglia, semi-detached, 42% London, flat, 67% | South East, semi-detached, 45% South West, flat, 27% Scotland, flat, 41% Wales, terraced, 12%
The first homes on site are scheduled for completion in October this year, with prices ranging from PS219,995 to PS324,995, on a mix of three, four and five-bedroom semi-detached and detached properties.
Application ref: M/FP/1260/12/P Address: 99 Cumberland Road, Middlesbrough Proposal: Erection of one detached dormer bungalow to rear (demolition of existing off shoot).
Although house prices have fallen since the credit crunch in 2007, the study shows detached homes brought the largest increase in cash terms compared to other property types.
Ministry II boasts a variety of house types including the three-bedroom, detached Hamford from pounds 199,995, and the four-bedroom detached Kempsford at pounds 259.
ALCESTER ROAD, STUDLEY Guide price: pounds 279,950 Agent: Andrew Grant Tel: 015247 66161 A spacious and well-presented detached home with hall guest wc/ cloakroom, generous lounge and dining room, conservatory, study, modern kitchen, gallery landing, four good bedrooms, master en suite, stylish bathroom, landscaped garden to rear, garage and parking BROMSGROVE ROAD, STUDLEY Guide price: pounds 185,000 Agent: Robert Oulsnam & Co Tel: 01527 584499 A saving of pounds 10,000 is being offered on the price until January 28, so buyers will have to act fast to snap up this detached property which also offers the versatility to create a granny flat or space for a teen wanting a little independence.
There is a detached double garage, courtyard parking, lawns, a pond with feature bridge, a detached garden studio, summerhouse and detached log cabin.
Julie Ells, area sales manager for Redrow Homes (South Wales), said: "The detached houses at Glyn Coediog have been sought-after and there are also good local amenities in the neighbouring towns of Pontypridd and Llantrisant, and convenient access to the M4.
Croftport Limited have now opened their three-bedroom detached showhome.
Mr A Bull - New link detached two bedroom bungalow at 48 Clayton Drive, Castle Bromwich.
The homes include four traditionally styled four-bedroomed detached homes, a contemporary four-bedroomed home and a four-bedroomed detached Maple, furnished with Bellway's Homeshop package.
In the northeast, the 18 single detached units started in this year's first quarter were two units higher than last year and more than double the average for the first quarter over the last five years.
The proposed rezoning would ensure that any new construction will match the mostly detached, one- and two-family houses prevalent in the area.