Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being an island, or of being insular in situation or character; restriction within or as within an island; that which is characteristic of an island or of the inhabitants of an island; insularism.
- n. The quality or property of being insular.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The state or quality of being an island or consisting of islands; insulation.
- n. Narrowness or illiberality of opinion; prejudice; exclusiveness.
- n. the state of being isolated or detached
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“In her conversations about the UIC chancellorship she posed her alertness to a multicultural, multiethnic future against what she calls the insularity of that campus.”
“So sometimes that first period of insularity is not”
“With fantasy the insularity is even worse: the fantasy reader who has not read the original ancient epic poems of which modern fantasy is merely a variation or imitation runs the risk of being unduly impressed with a watered-down and modernized version of a rich and ancient literary tradition.”
“Henninger: Well, insularity is hardly the word, Paul.”
“Sometimes, too, cohesion is just another word for insularity or even self-dealing.”
“But it does point to a certain insularity or, perhaps, laziness in doing the leg work to discern a more accurate portrait of the new American poetry.”
“So do you think this cultural ignorance, or this insularity, is the Achilles heel of the American empire?”
“That doesn't mean that they are stupid people but it does imply a certain insularity that is maddening.”
“In this gripping, intricately plotted thriller, Claire Keesey, the branch manager for a Boston bank and one of an influx of young professionals chipping away at the neighborhood’s insularity, is taken hostage during a robbery.”
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