the outside world

noun

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: 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

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“The outside world.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20outside%20world. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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