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having the restricted outlook often characteristic of geographic isolation

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suggestive of the isolated life of an island

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narrowly restricted in outlook or scope

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In this respect our situation bears another likeness to the insular advantage of Great Britain.
This case presents no difficulty on my view, for a hooked seed might be transported to an island by some other means; and the plant then becoming slightly modified, but still retaining its hooked seeds, would form an endemic species, having as useless an appendage as any rudimentary organ,--for instance, as the shrivelled wings under the soldered elytra of many insular beetles.
Her insular notions of propriety rose in perpetual revolt against Pesca's constitutional contempt for appearances; and she was always more or less undisguisedly astonished at her mother's familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner.
As to Mills, he was perfectly insular. There could be no doubt about him.
Of women's preaching he curtly observed that it was like a dog walking on its hind legs: 'It is not done well, but you are surprised to find it done at all.' English insular narrowness certainly never had franker expression than in his exclamation: 'For anything I can see, all foreigners are fools.' For the American colonists who had presumed to rebel against their king his bitterness was sometimes almost frenzied; he characterized them as
de Tapeworm continues his system of stupid insular arrogance and vulgar falsehood against the greatest nation in the world.
The soil is varied and productive; and its almost insular form gives it two grand lines of communication by the rivers Parana and Uruguay.
One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular. This is as important as that it keeps butter cool.
Yes it was emotion, not the brilliant sunshine--more brilliant than warm as is the way of our discreet self-repressed, distinguished, insular sun, which would not turn a real lady scarlet--not on any account.
Despite the heavy rainfall that August 28 evening, entering the Grand Agila Ballroom of the Waterfront Insular Hotel-Davao for its annual Appreciation Party was truly a shining, shimmering and splendid event.
Contract notice: service contract for the maintenance of buildings, facilities and other assembly and / or transport work of the consell insular de menorca
97.9 Home Radio, this year's winner of the Golden Dove Award as Best FM Station in Metro Manila from the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster sa Pilipinas (KBP), is owned and operated by Insular Broadcasting System (IBS).
Insular Life revenues up 13% in 2018 !-- -- Mary Grace Padin (The Philippine Star) - May 26, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines Insular Life Assurance Co.
Insular Life elects former SSS president and CEO as independent trustee
The Insular Life and the International Finance Corp.