detached from the (outside) world

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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.
See also: detached, world
References in classic literature ?
He worked on in the daze, strangely detached from the world around him, feeling like a familiar ghost among these literary trappings of his former life.
You must think of your life as a hot-air balloon that can only soar when your heart is on fire and your soul is detached from the world.
You start feeling detached from the world, it changes you.
They say that they feel detached from the world and their bodies.
In this case, the problem is simply that the epic Arab struggle for liberty, rights and dignity is perceived by many abroad as a television drama that is captivating, even thrilling -- but one that remains peculiarly detached from the world of Western powers and, more importantly, remains beyond that realm of people, political movements and social forces that the West can embrace with the same clarity and force with which, for example, it embraced the Soviet dissidents in the 1970s and 1980s.
A defense of Catholic faith animated by an abstract conception of Christ detached from the world leads to taking offense where none has been given--and to missing the point altogether of a video like Wojnarowicz's.
Barton also said the huge amounts of money players are paid contributed to them being detached from the world the average fan lives in.
It's nice to come home and feel detached from the world in my own little bubble.
I watched openmouthed as Linds sat with her straggly hair all over her face looking strangely detached from the world and mumbling: "I feel so, like, caged.
He carries a feeling of guilt from seeing what people are capable of doing to each other, which makes him feel detached from the world.
We in the West have good reason to celebrate free speech, because we see symbols and words as detached from the world," he said.
The Bible is not talking about just some religious kind of enlightenment detached from the world.
Here again he gives us a finely detailed historical survey, from Augustine to Freud and Maslow, ending finally in Foucault and the deconstruction of the Enlightenment's self, the inviolable inner observer detached from the world it observes.
However, as the epigraph indicates, such an attempt is not without its risks, as the writing here reveals a solitary and secluded voice, detached from the world and unable to directly effect the events it witnesses and describes.