What is insular?

  • (adj): Suggestive of the isolated life of an island.
    Example: "An exceedingly insular man; so deeply private as to seem inaccessible to the scrutiny of a novelist"- Leonard Michaels
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Taft Commission - Friar Lands
... the insular government buy the large haciendas of the friars and sell them out as small holdings to the present tenants." In 1902, testifying in the U ... before the House Committee on Insular Affairs, Taft repeated this recommendation, appraising the market value of the friar lands as between $2,500,000 to $7,000,000 in gold, and ... The Philippine Organic Act, enacted in July 1902, authorized the insular government to purchase the friar lands, empowering it to issue bonds for the purpose ...
Scotland In The Early Middle Ages - Art - Insular Art
... Insular art, or Hiberno-Saxon art, is the name given to the common style produced in Scotland, Britain and Anglo-Saxon England from the 7th century, with the combining of ... Surviving examples of Insular art are found in metalwork, carving, but mainly in illuminated manuscripts ... Carpet pages are a characteristic feature of Insular manuscripts, although historiated initials (an Insular invention), canon tables and figurative miniatures, especially Evangelist portraits, are also ...
Regions Of Ecuador - Insular
... The insular region of Ecuador consists of the Galápagos Islands. ...
Slavic Microlanguages - Insular and Peripheral Microlanguages
... Correspondingly, these microlanguages can be divided into insular and peripheral categories (the latter of which can also be called "regional languages.") The principal insular forms are ...
... Insular may also refer to Adjective describing an island ... Insular, the term used for Criollo people in the Philippines during the Spanish colonial period ... Insular area of the United States ...

More definitions of "insular":

  • (adj): Relating to or characteristic of or situated on an island.
    Example: "Insular territories"; "Hawaii's insular culture"
  • (adj): Narrowly restricted in outlook or scope.
    Example: "Insular attitudes toward foreigners"
    Synonyms: parochial

Famous quotes containing the word insular:

    They are a curious mixture of Spanish tradition, American imitation, and insular limitation. This explains why they never catch on to themselves.
    Helen Lawrenson (1904–1982)

    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 horror of the half known life. God keep thee! Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return!
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)