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.
This indeed was where, one could imagine a band of hippies living in a tropical idyll, as in the film, cut off from the world.
As part of his training he spent more than six years in intensive meditation retreats completely cut off from the world.
There are still some who want to cut off from the world, to be sure, but if you want to return to the days of carloads of American families spending money at the local mom-and-pop, the kids in the backseat better be able to Snapchat.
All but cut off from the world during the years of her house arrest, Suu Kyi was a steely, enigmatic symbol whose political inclinations - beyond ending the army's kleptocratic rule - were not well known.
I'd spend my days at home on my own feeling completely cut off from the world and some days even unable to even leave the house.
Two hundred years ago, Weep was cut off from the world.
There are Holocaust narratives here that I didn't know of, despite having studied the period extensively, such as Suzanne's story of hiding out in rural Auvergne so cut off from the world that it was 1947 before they knew the war was over.
Cut off from the world, they endure frequent aerial assault by their own president, Bashar al-Assad, and Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
The six teenage protagonists stranded on an unknown Visayan island are cut off from the world they had seen annihilated by the blast.
Detainees and prisoners held in solitary confinement are completely cut off from the world.
The alternative is to take a leap in the dark - risking our economic security with years of damaging uncertainty when our young people are looking to take their first steps in life, but also, a Britain cut off from the world, where the next generations prospects are limited and their opportunities end at our shores.
But the years since have seen a steady decline in business as Gaza has become more and more cut off from the world.
Channel 4 said: "For one year, this community will hunt, sleep and live together, cut off from the world.