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Much more rarely, insular references something as related to an island.
  • The committee is isolated, insular, arrogant and clueless.
  • All she has learned has come from the insular world of the North Korean educational system.
  • de Tapeworm continues his system of stupid insular arrogance and vulgar falsehood against the greatest nation in the world.
    Thackeray, William Makepeace  --  Vanity Fair
  • This view would remove many difficulties, but it would not, I think, explain all the facts in regard to insular productions.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Origin of Species
  • One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular.
    Thoreau, Henry David  --  Walden & on the Duty of Civil Disobedience
  • The soil is varied and productive; and its almost insular form gives it two grand lines of communication by the rivers Parana and Uruguay.
    Darwin, Charles  --  The Voyage of the Beagle
  • The insular nature of Great Britain obtruded itself upon his notice in an odious form.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Secret Agent
  • English insular narrowness certainly never had franker expression than in his exclamation: 'For anything I can see, all foreigners are fools.
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
  • As to Mills, he was perfectly insular.
    Conrad, Joseph  --  The Arrow of Gold
  • an exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist
  • Hawaii's insular culture
  • insular attitudes toward foreigners
  • To the insular cynic and the insular moralist they offer an equal opportunity.
    Forster, E. M.  --  Howards End
  • The persecuted young woman had but to beckon a finger and Soapy would be practically en route for his insular haven.
    Henry, O.  --  The Four Million
  • insular territories
  • He'd hated it: Ojai was too small, too insular and, in the summer months, simply too hot for him.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • He knows that that sort of insular passion can't be sustained.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • His world is insular, Lieutenant, comprised for the most part of himself alone.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • "... the Insular Cases of nineteen aught one," Mr. Doans was saying.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • Max's life at the farm was relatively quiet and insular.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge

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