One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Without relation to other people or things; separately.‘environmental problems must not be seen in isolation from social ones’
- ‘He was often on call 24 hours a day six days a week and lived in isolation.’
- ‘Her close family were given a dose of antibiotics as a precaution, but most cases of the disease occur in isolation.’
- ‘In fact, the effect of that rise in carbon dioxide in isolation from other factors would be about one degree celsius.’
- ‘Religious and other organisations do not exist in isolation from the military.’
- ‘On earth, the question of environmental damage is often thought about in isolation.’
- ‘He's not been misquoted and in isolation his memo is not without merit.’
- ‘But it soon became apparent that improved schooling would achieve little in isolation.’
- ‘It must be a mixture of chemicals, like alcohol and cocaine, which is far more addictive than either in isolation.’
- ‘The safety of any one pesticide, for example, is calculated in isolation.’
- ‘In our understanding a person can be a person only in relationships, not in isolation.’
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