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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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detach (someone or something) from (someone or something)

To separate someone or something from its connection to someone or something else. This phrase can be used literally or figuratively. I detached the broken shutters from the house. When the teacher realized that I was the one talking, she detached me from the rest of my classmates for a scolding.
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Type of property/price: 2 and 3 bed cottages and 3 and 4 bed detached homes from pounds 46,750 - pounds 86,950
No one would say that ordinary people have no legal protection against murder because of our detached view that human life is sacred.
PS565,000 Where: The Broadway, Tynemouth When: June 5 A detached home sitting between the coastal areas of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.
In addition to the final three newly released detached villas, there is also one two-bedroom apartment, one three-bedroom apartment, one Caddon semi-detached five-bedroom villa and a five-bedroom Teviot style detached villa from an earlier release.
Next on the list was 41 Lyons Drive, a four-bedroom detached property, which sold for PS385,000 on May 5.
The new report sets out what makes detached youth work different from other types of youth work and makes recommendations on how it to improve it.
Well designed and carefully crafted the four and five-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes, are well priced.
Mrs Owen - Demolish existing dwelling and replace with a four bedroom detached dwelling at 527 Tanworth Lane, Shirley.
TOWNHOUSES seem to be very much in vogue at the minute as more and more new developments include the space-saving building style, as well as the more traditional detached and semi-detached homes.
Allanwater Homes sales manager Margaret Jack said: "We believe we have a great mix of house types on offer here, something for everyone and we expect our detached bungalows to prove very popular indeed as you don't always see new-build bungalows in the current marketplace.
Meanwhile, the number of detached homes registered over the past 12 months reached its highest levels in more than a decade - while the number of semi-detached homes registered in 2015 was the highest in more than 20 years, the National House Building Council (NHBC) said.
At Pentre Felin and Parc Penrhos, prices start at just PS113,000 for a two-bedroom semi-detached Chelsea (Pentre Felin) - a discount of nearly PS10,000 - with up to PS23,995 discounted from the price of the four-bedroom detached Miskin at Parc Penrhos.
At Longacre a four-bedroom detached, is on offer with part exchange and a price reduction from PS440,000 to PS425,000.
THE value of detached properties in Wales has increased by an average of PS451 per month over the past decade, according to latest research by Halifax.
* THIS four-bedroom detached house in Stonebridge Crescent, Ingleby Barwick, has a monthly rent of pounds 1,000.