Definitions

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  • adj. Placed alone or apart, as if on an island.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Placed alone or apart, as if on an island; severed, as an island.

Etymologies

en- + isle + -ed (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In what voice am I to embody the person who wrote that first volume with little thought of publisher or readership during a cryptic, enisled time, I who live nearer the main and have had public definitions attached to me, including some I would like to shake off — environmentalist, cartographer — and whose readers will open this volume looking for more of the same and will be disappointed if they get it?

    Commonplace: How am I to lose myself once again among the stones of Aran?

  • Try to imagine yourself ensconced there, having climbed up by the short flight of steps which will be attached to it, enisled and remote amidst the surging traffic that sweeps through a drawing-room.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 192-06-30

  • Maryland, led by the Mayor of Baltimore, began tearing up rails, burning bridges, and cutting the wires, the Union Government found itself enisled in a hostile sea.

    Captains of the Civil War; a chronicle of the blue and the gray

  • For the speaker in Christmas-Eve man's mind was the image of God's, reflecting trace for trace his absolute knowledge; for Francis Furini the bare fact of his own existence is all he knows, a narrow rock-spit of knowledge enisled in a trackless ocean of ignorance.

    Robert Browning

  • Finding myself (not often in London on the day that comes so mercifully between the Saturday and Monday) beside the enisled Marble Arch, I spent half an hour in listening to the astonishing oratory that was going on there.

    A Boswell of Baghdad With Diversions

  • Loevenstein is enisled and beyond the reach of the casual visitor, and we had therefore to sit in the upper room of the Bellevue inn, overlooking the river, and await the tub's deliberate return, while the tugs and the barges trailed past.

    A Wanderer in Holland

  • Just so the painter of the gulf should suggest the ocean beyond; the painter of the landscape, the infinity of space and atmosphere in which it is enisled.

    Without Prejudice

  • _Christmas-Eve_ man's mind was the image of God's, reflecting trace for trace his absolute knowledge; for Francis Furini the bare fact of his own existence is all he knows, a narrow rock-spit of knowledge enisled in a trackless ocean of ignorance.

    Robert Browning

  • Chateaubriand's elaborate adoption, from Tasso and Milton, of the system of interspersed scenes of Divine and diabolic conclaves and interferences with the story, is an important, if not a wholly happy, instance of that general Romantic _reversion_ to earlier literary devices, and even atmospheres, of which the still rather enigmatic personage who rests enisled off Saint-Malo was so great an apostle.

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • The general impression given by his biography is one of isolation; in "the sea of life" he was one of those who are most hopelessly "enisled."

    Some Diversions of a Man of Letters

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