isolating isolating  /ˈaɪ sə ˌleɪ tɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) relating to or being a language in which each word typically expresses a distinct idea and part of speech and syntactical relations are determined almost exclusively by word order and particles

Usage(s):

  1. Fast Fact: Michelle Obama's undergraduate thesis for Princeton examined the sometimes isolating experience of being black in the Ivy League.
  2. The reason for the long delay in completely isolating the virus was the difficulty of separating it from the substances in which it grows.
  3. But there's no doubt that even a relatively positive experience with male breast cancer can be isolating even for women.

News

  1. 100,000 prepare to flee as floods ravage western Canada

    HIGHWOOD RIVER, Calgary -- As many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes by heavy flooding in western Canada, Calgary city officials said.Mudslides also forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway, isolating the mountain resort towns of Banff and Canmore.Torrential rains and widespread flooding throughout southern Alberta on Thursday washed out roads and bridges, left at least ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Calendar for June 20-26

    "Exploring Shapes" -- opening of summer show -- isolating shape and form as a way of starting a conversation about abstract Painting. Visitors will be able to use interactive exhibits using IPADS and/or cardboard shapes in the Studio at the end of the tour.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Berkshire Eagle

  3. Ostrow: Denver's Neal Baer at helm of new Stephen King TV series, "Under the Dome"

    The idea is simple: An invisible dome descends on a small American town, isolating it from the world. Planes, birds, trucks and people crash into the dome; nothing can pass in or out. Soon, the scarcity of resources and nasty secrets harbored by certain individuals will make life almost intolerable for those stuck inside.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Denver Post

Quotes

  1. "We all think that we're not vulnerable to something like that happening," DeMint said, "but the fact is this can be a very lonely and isolating place to be away from your family. So I'm certainly not going to judge him because I don't want...
    on Jul 9, 2007 By: Jim DeMint Source: FOXNews

  2. "Let me make it clear at the outset, that as part of a coalition, we are winning the battle against the Taliban insurgency," Mr Brown said. "We are isolating and eliminating the leadership of the Taliban. We are not negotiating with them."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: ABC Online

  3. "Russia is very clearly isolating itself. It's becoming more and more the outlaw in this conflict," Rice told CBS in the interview in Brussels, where she attended a NATO meeting on the crisis. "They intend and probably still do intend to...
    on Aug 19, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Reuters UK

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/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /