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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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The woman's helplessness and terror in the face of a sudden assault is detachedly described, as are the fateful consequences of this procreative act.
According to the previously mentioned data, the victory of the formation led by Victor Ponta, Crin Antonescu and Dan Constantin was obvious, winning the elections detachedly and imposing itself to all the categories.
For all the heterogeneity of his materials, the book's remorseless voices are those of expertise and officialdom, detachedly reviewing the aftermath of disasters, accidents, failures of systems and strategy.
Hence Modernity's dead mechanical universe is being replaced by a living, creative and ever evolving one, and in time this will change our visceral experience of the world and its processes so we want to participate in rather than detachedly exploit these.
she is clearly a watcher, and she observes detachedly while the driver "tried to get us out" (This Is about 34).
As in "Scientific Wooing," women are marginalized through their depiction as objects of scientific discourse rather than participants in it and as curiosities to be detachedly examined.
He doesn't so much detachedly deliver lines like ``I have greater things to ponder than games'' or ``(They) only hide their fear and cowardice'' than sidestep them completely, as if he's a bit dismayed to be spouting such nonsense decked out in hair extensions, sandals and leather breastplates.
Eventually, one of the distantly familiar figures assaults and rapes Nathan, who detachedly suffers the blows as if he has always known it would come to this anyway: