detached from the (outside) world

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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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He worked on in the daze, strangely detached from the world around him, feeling like a familiar ghost among these literary trappings of his former life.
Although this exotification of little people may seem problematic to 2019 readers, this is part of what sets the tone of the novel: Luisa is detached from the world in her nascent adulthood and innocent of hard experiences.
He also compared Sandringham to "Downton Abbey on speed" that is so detached from the world.
He moved to Delhi after school to be an architect and music went from being his home to being a journey and he said that for a long time he was detached from the world of music in search of his own identity but soon returned to the fold of music.
Are the members of the royal family detached from the world outside Buckingham Palace?
"When your sight starts failing you actually become physically and emotionally detached from the world in a way that if your limbs fail, or even if your other senses start to fail, is not quite so noticeable."
Caption: Detached from the world by the celestial bliss.
You must think of your life as a hot-air balloon that can only soar when your heart is on fire and your soul is detached from the world.
You start feeling detached from the world, it changes you.
Do a society's intellectual leaders preach that all knowledge originates with God or a supernatural dimension, knowable only through faith, mystical intuition, or allegedly "pure" thought detached from the world we see?
They say that they feel detached from the world and their bodies."
In this case, the problem is simply that the epic Arab struggle for liberty, rights and dignity is perceived by many abroad as a television drama that is captivating, even thrilling -- but one that remains peculiarly detached from the world of Western powers and, more importantly, remains beyond that realm of people, political movements and social forces that the West can embrace with the same clarity and force with which, for example, it embraced the Soviet dissidents in the 1970s and 1980s.
A defense of Catholic faith animated by an abstract conception of Christ detached from the world leads to taking offense where none has been given--and to missing the point altogether of a video like Wojnarowicz's.
Barton also said the huge amounts of money players are paid contributed to them being detached from the world the average fan lives in.