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no man is an island (entire of itself)

A person requires the company and support of others and society as a whole in order to thrive. The line is from John Donne's Devotions upon Emergent Occasions, published in 1624. Look, I know you're very proud man, but you need to let other people help you if you're in trouble. No man is an island, Dan. It's when our communities rally around us in times of tragedy that we truly appreciate that no man is an island, entire of itself.
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no man is an island

People need each other in order to survive. The phrase comes from 17th-century poet John Donne's Devotions. Please let me help you. Come on, no man is an island.
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maroon (one) on an island

To cause one to become stranded or stuck on an island. The captain will maroon us on an island if he insists on sailing in these dreadful conditions.
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maroon someone on an island

to strand someone on something; to abandon someone on something, such as an island. The pirate captain marooned his first mate on a small island in the Caribbean. Through a navigation error, I marooned myself on a tiny island east of Guam.
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no man is an island

Human beings necessarily depend on one another, as in You can't manage this all by yourself; no man is an island. This expression is a quotation from John Donne's Devotions (1624): "No man is an Island, entire of it self; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main."
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