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  • "… the Insular Cases of nineteen aught one," Mr. Doans was saying.†   (source)
  • de Tapeworm continues his system of stupid insular arrogance and vulgar falsehood against the greatest nation in the world.   (source)
  • All she has learned has come from the insular world of the North Korean educational system.
  • As an orphan, handed from relation to relation a half dozen times before she was twelve, Trudy could wield an insular self-reliance, but how could she not be charmed when a group of near-strangers welcomed them—people she'd lived among for all these years but had never met.†   (source)
  • Since the days when, as a schoolboy, I used to bicycle round the neighboring parishes, rubbing brasses and photographing fonts, I had nursed a love of architecture, but, though in opinion I had made that easy leap, characteristic of my generation, from the puritanism of Ruskin to the puritanism of Roger Fry, my sentiments at heart were insular and medieval.†   (source)
  • You chose me as a fairly well-known person, and a person who was sure to take the letters to the police-and also, in your rather insular mind, you enjoyed scoring off a foreigner.†   (source)
  • "He has said quite enough," said Poirot, and he added to Clarke: "You are very full of an insular superiority, but for myself I consider your crime not an English crime at all-not aboveboard-not sporting-"†   (source)
  • To the insular cynic and the insular moralist they offer an equal opportunity.†   (source)
  • But how insular and pathetically solitary are all the people we know !†   (source)
  • During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat; he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical, as country gentlemen sometimes become because of their insular situation.†   (source)
  • Portly in build, jovial in countenance and somewhat bald of pate, Mr. Jellyband was indeed a typical rural John Bull of those days—the days when our prejudiced insularity was at its height, when to an Englishman, be he lord, yeoman, or peasant, the whole of the continent of Europe was a den of immorality and the rest of the world an unexploited land of savages and cannibals.†   (source)
  • She was close in her husband's arms; she clung to him; whatever of strangeness and slowness and insularity she might find in him, none of that mattered so long as she could slip her hands beneath his coat, run her fingers over the warm smoothness of the satin back of his waistcoat, seem almost to creep into his body, find in him strength, find in the courage and kindness of her man a shelter from the perplexing world.†   (source)
  • Henry Thompson was the extreme of insularity, and Noel Ryland the extreme of frothiness, while between them, supporting the state, defending the evangelical churches and domestic brightness and sound business, were Babbitt and his friends.†   (source)
  • On their side they would say, "M. de Tapeworm continues his system of stupid insular arrogance and vulgar falsehood against the greatest nation in the world.†   (source)
  • They soon spread beyond their insular boundaries to every corner of the habitable globe; some have formed colonies, others independent states; the mother-country has maintained its monarchical constitution; many of its offspring have founded powerful republics; but wherever the English have been they have boasted of the privilege of trial by jury.†   (source)
  • One value even of the smallest well is, that when you look into it you see that earth is not continent but insular.†   (source)
  • There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs—commerce surrounds it with her surf.†   (source)
  • Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.†   (source)
  • For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life.†   (source)
  • I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.†   (source)
  • On our lips our continental English will differ more and more from the insular English, and we believe that this is not deplorable but desirable.†   (source)
  • Both preferred a continental to an insular manner of life, a cisatlantic to a transatlantic place of residence.†   (source)
  • On it I find /Bacharach/, /Dupré/, /Esch/, /Estopinal/, /Focht/, /Heintz/, /Kahn/, /Kiess/, /Kreider/, /La Guardia/, /Kraus/, /Lazaro/, /Lehbach/, /Romjue/, /Siegel/ and /Zihlman/, not to mention the insular delegates, /Kalanianole/, [Pg271] /de Veyra/, /Davila/ and /Yangko/, and enough Irishmen to organize a parliament at Dublin.†   (source)
  • Rufus Wilmot Griswold, the enemy of Poe, rose from his decorous Baptist pew to protest that so much patriotism amounted to insularity and absurdity, but there seems to have been no one to second the motion.†   (source)
  • In this respect our situation bears another likeness to the insular advantage of Great Britain.†   (source)
  • An insular situation, and a powerful marine, guarding it in a great measure against the possibility of foreign invasion, supersede the necessity of a numerous army within the kingdom.†   (source)
  • Being rendered by her insular situation and her maritime resources impregnable to the armies of her neighbors, the rulers of Great Britain have never been able, by real or artificial dangers, to cheat the public into an extensive peace establishment.†   (source)
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