01. He lives in an [isolated] region of the state, and he doesn't really care about the social problems of the big cities.
02. The victims were put in [isolation] to keep the other patients from being exposed to the disease.
03. The U.N. is hoping that by [isolating] the country, pressure can be brought on the leader of the military junta to re-establish democratic rule.
04. In the past, people with serious illnesses were [isolated] within their communities in order to avoid infecting others.
05. She feels very [isolated] at work because she doesn't speak English very well and can't communicate with her co-workers.
06. He injured himself while hiking in an [isolated] area of the state, and died because he couldn't get the proper medical care in time.
07. Genetic engineering may someday allow scientists to [isolate] and treat specific genes responsible for a variety of illnesses.
08. Studies show that [isolation] for the first six months of life will render an animal permanently inadequate.
09. Barbara Sher once said that [isolation] is a dream killer.
10. There is a theory which holds that our galaxy formed in [isolation] from a single cloud of gas.
11. Japanese scientists have [isolated] 3,000 pharmaceutically active substances from marine animals and plants.
12. The prisoner was held in [isolation] for 3 days after attacking a guard.
13. The country is totally [isolated] in the world community because of its actions.
14. In the past, when people lived in small, [isolated] tribes, each man had a first name only.
15. It is important to [isolate] patients with infectious diseases so that others will not become sick.
16. Vincent Van Gogh's inability to form fulfilling personal relationships manifested itself in the feelings of [isolation] illustrated by his paintings.
17. Iceland is an [isolated] country with limited natural resources, and must import goods from over 40 countries.
18. [Isolated] by vast mountain ranges that form its western, northern and southern borders, Tibet is one of the world's least populated areas.
19. The people of Papua New Guinea lived [isolated] independent lives for hundreds of years.
20. In April of 1932, after 5 years of research, an American science professor [isolated] vitamin C.
21. The rugged and [isolated] islands of Cape Verde are located in the Atlantic Ocean, 300 miles off the coast of the West African country of Senegal.
22. In many countries around the world, [isolating] children at bedtime is considered inappropriate and even shocking.
23. No species of plant or animal on this planet exists in [isolation] from all others.
24. North Korea's [isolationist] policies have made it difficult for the country's economy to develop.

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