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.
Many single mothers who come to the South "have no one to talk to and they feel cut off from the world", Lee said.
"Many of our oldest citizens will have to choose between being worse off or being cut off from the world around them.
He said that Kashmir was suffering from this mindset at the moment being cut off from the world for almost a month now and people being put through the worst circumstances.
He said that occupied Kashmir is suffering from this mindset at the moment being cut off from the world for almost a month now and people being put through the worst circumstances.
'The Kashmiris have been cut off from the world for almost a month now and people being put through the worst circumstances,' he added.
Having mobile signal could have meant that they had a means with which to get a quick message to family and friends - when they were otherwise cut off from the world.There is significant work that must be carried out to repair the damage and I would encourage anyone with specific concerns to contact my office."
NEW YORK: In its first dispatch after India's clamp down on occupied Kashmir, The New York Times said the restive state, which is cut off from the world, had become a "living hell" for people languishing in their homes amid tight curfew.
Jumblatt pointed to the "huge sums of money that are being allocated for the 'so-called optical fibers' ever since the mandate of Jarrah to that of Shoukeir, yet suddenly we get cut off from the world and even the ground lines were hit....or it could be that one of the security services were listening in or creating disruption?!
This is while the eastern tier of the message addresses the tripod of the Ryad, Dubai and Tel Aviv that their continuous campaign toward keeping Iran isolated and cut off from the world economy could backfire by pushing Iran deeper into fold of Beijing-Moscow sphere of influence which in turn would strengthen the hold of the Revolutionary Guards and the radical clergies on the country, according to the expert.
About 1,300 residents and visitors to the southern German town of Balderschwang found themselves cut off from the world due to avalanche risk.
It's a one-man piece about a lonely guy in his 50s in Jon Pat Shortt rural Ireland who feels cut off from the world around him.
Most islands in the Aegean Sea are cut off from the world not only by sea but also by air.
The cycling event has caused a backlash in some communities, where residents have claimed they are being cut off from the world for a day.