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splendid isolation

Definition of splendid isolation in English:

Used to emphasize the isolation of a person or thing: the stone stands in splendid isolation near the moorland road
[ 1896: first applied to the period from 1890 to 1907 when Britain pursued a policy of diplomatic and commercial noninvolvement]
More example sentences
  • We are here as a senior club in an area of splendid isolation in a sense.
  • We preferred to decline in splendid isolation rather than prosper in a mundane community of Continentals under the Treaty of Rome which set up the European Economic Community.
  • ‘It stands in splendid isolation,’ the tome says of an accomplishment deemed ‘the greatest single achievement in the long Rangers story’.
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