isolated

adjective

iso·​lat·​ed ˈī-sə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce isolated (audio)
 also  ˈi-
1
: occurring alone or once : unique
2

Examples of isolated in a Sentence

The town remains a very isolated community. The camp is located in an isolated area. The arrest was an isolated incident in his youth. a few isolated cases of vandalism
Recent Examples on the Web The organization further anticipates widespread rainfall, of about 2 inches, between Wednesday and Monday, with the possibility of isolated and severe storms Wednesday night into Thursday. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 9 Apr. 2024 And Israel, once backed by the full-throttle support of its closest allies, appears more isolated than ever before. Yasmeen Serhan, TIME, 9 Apr. 2024 Only a few isolated clouds are expected for these areas, which should not prevent optimal eclipse viewing. Elisa Raffa, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024 Especially vulnerable are older adults with multiple medical conditions and low levels of education who are economically insecure and socially isolated. Judith Graham, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2024 Down in Pittsburgh, were there is the potential for the partial eclipse of 97% , the skies are trending to be a bit brighter with an isolated rain chance. Eric Henderson, CBS News, 6 Apr. 2024 All the while, Brave Little Hunter has been energetically vocalizing, calling out for her extended family — which can’t hear her due to the lagoon’s isolated location. Andrew Jeong, Washington Post, 6 Apr. 2024 Scattered rain will sporadically fall across the entire county, and isolated lightning is possible. Gary Robbins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Apr. 2024 But in Gordon's home state, in a little town in the isolated, frozen, southwest corner, that actually could soon change. Kirk Siegler, NPR, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of isolated was in 1763

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“Isolated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isolated. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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