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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.
English insular narrowness certainly never had franker expression than in his exclamation: 'For anything I can see, all foreigners are fools.
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.
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.
These data suggest that the activation of the visceral insular cortex by serotonin may be responsible for the production of the elusive sensation of nausea, which is so difficult to treat.
Multiple federal programs fund health care services in the insular areas.
The bulk of the film - which is based on a true story - focuses then on this odd couple and the hardships Eliska faces in adjusting to life in Zelary, an insular, mountainous community that hasn't changed much in 150 years.
Ellsworth's career on Capitol Hill spanned more than 21 years, beginning as Staff Director and Minority Counsel on the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs.
Former National Treasurer Omar Cruz is back in the local financial services industry, this time as the chief bancassurance officer of Insular Life Assurance Co.
Insular Life Assurance Company posted a 7 percent increase in consolidated revenues to P19.
The researchers looked at the insular cortex - a part of the brain triggered by both feelings and observations of disgust - to see how participants responded to images of disgusted faces.