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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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GRASSHOLME WAY, EAGLESCLIFFE The four bed detached house sold for PS280,000 on August 4.
TARDD Y DWR, MOLD: PS670,000 This five-bedroom detached home in Flintshire sold on August 11.
Ash Tree House, Edge Lane, Henley-In-Arden, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire, B95 5DS, which is a detached house, sold for PS1,065,000 on June 1.
PS565,000 Where: The Broadway, Tynemouth When: June 5 A detached home sitting between the coastal areas of Tynemouth and Whitley Bay.
We have something for every level of the market here, from first-time buyer properties at a great price point to larger detached family homes.
PS350,000 - Stone built fivebed detached house in Bishop Auckland This stone-built property is set within four acres of land, in the heart of Weardale, County Durham.
Detached intact leaves floated 24 hours on control media contained 341 +/- 88 ng/g ABA while IAA treated detached intact leaves contained 260 +/- 61 ng/g ABA.
A detached retina occurs when the retina is moved from is correct position and is a serious condition that could cause permanent blindness if not treated, usually with detached retina surgery.
Outside boasts a driveway providing off-road parking for several vehicles, detached garage, lawn garden and courtyard garden.
Cefn-y-Grug, or Ridge of Heather, is a small development offering just 19 detached and semi-detached new homes on the edge of the beautiful village of Llandegla.
DETACHED HOME; SEMI-DETACHED COTTAGE; VICTORIAN BUILDING; SEMI-DETACHED HOME
Sales of existing, single-family detached homes in California totaled 437,580 in January, according to the Los Angeles-based C.
The total of 179-single detached units and 48 multi-family unit starts in 2005 is down from the 241 single detached units and 46 multifamily starts for 2004.
Even though Japan continues to build big, it is possible to consider a number of broad issues by focusing on its smallest unit of construction, the unit that when collectively assembled makes up the largest proportion of its built fabric: the detached house.
It would provide protections against out-of-scale development on Bay Ridge's unique limestone townhouse blocks and it would also triple the number of blocks--those characterized predominantly by detached houses--where only this type of housing would be permitted.