the outside world


: the people who live outside of a particular place or who do not belong to a particular group
The inmates have little contact with the outside world.
a local artist who was unknown to the outside world

Examples of the outside world in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the low expectations for his team from the outside world, Devers is stubborn enough, competitive enough, to believe his play can be a catalyst toward his team’s overall success. Julian McWilliams,, 28 Mar. 2023 The keepers once went five months without mail or physical contact with the outside world. David Reamer | Alaska History, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Mar. 2023 Drivers stepped out into the oppressive August humidity, annoyed but not unaccustomed to this practice, one of the only ways poor Hondurans can get the outside world’s attention. Seyward Darby, Longreads, 23 Mar. 2023 Analysts say China is increasingly worried that most of its trade with the outside world passes through the Strait of Malacca, which could theoretically be cut in any conflict by the U.S. Navy. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, 22 Mar. 2023 The app caught fire during the pandemic as people stuck indoors searched for ways to connect with the outside world. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, 10 Mar. 2023 Even with the awards rolling in for the Marquette Golden Eagles, David Joplin is not satisfied with the outside world’s perception of his basketball family. Lori Nickel, Journal Sentinel, 8 Mar. 2023 Subjugated within her community based on her gender, Dowd’s inquisitive intellect was validated by the outside world, giving her the strength to leave her family at 17. Becky Meloan, Washington Post, 1 Mar. 2023 Law enforcement isolated the compound from the outside world, and attempts at negotiation failed. Paul J. Becker, The Conversation, 28 Feb. 2023

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“The outside world.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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