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isolation

ahy suh lay shuhn

  • n  a state of separation between persons or groups
  • n  a feeling of being disliked and alone
  • n  the act of isolating something; setting something apart from others
  • n  (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which memory of an unacceptable act or impulse is separated from the emotion originally associated with it
  • n  a country's withdrawal from international politics
    he opposed a policy of American isolation

  • Social isolation has many well-documented side effects.
  • In response to fallout over the well-documented cases of prisoner abuse which included prolonged isolation, sensory deprivation (visual and auditory), forced removal of .
  • Yet isolation remained a problem.
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  • Stephen Hadley in International Herald Tribune
    The bottom line is that for that strategy to succeed, the international community has to turn up the pressure on Iran with diplomatic isolation, United Nations sanctions and with other financial pressure,Hadley said. "And Iran has to...
  • Sean McCormack in Washington Post
    McCormack added: "We hope the Iranian people understand that their leaders need to make a choice between cooperation, which would bring benefits to all, and confrontation, which can only led to further isolation."
  • Barack Obama in CBC.ca
    There, as in the Middle East, we must understand that we cannot deal with our problems in isolation,Obama said.

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