It's not an isolated dynamic—the accelerated buyer's remorse is evident in other states as well.
But there is no reason to think that this is an isolated incident.
The scuffle was not an isolated occurrence, students and teachers said.
Such a committee can judge people in full, not as an atomistic collection of receipts and isolated life events.
Then, too, the U.S. was isolated, and the world body laid it bare.
After all, you must remember they are an isolated body of men in the House.
The book I give to the public, is not made up of isolated articles.
He was shut off from communication with his wife and family, isolated in a little hut standing by the roadside, his sentry box.
The steel behaves as if it were isolated from its own magnetism.
So far as interest or sympathy went, each little shut-in-dwelling is as isolated as a lighthouse.
1763, from French isolé "isolated" (17c.) + English -ated (see -ate (2)). The French word is from Italian isolato, from Latin insulatus "made into an island," from insula "island." The French word was used at first in English (isole, also isole'd, c.1750), then after isolate became an English word, isolated became its past participle.
by 1786, a new formation from isolated (q.v.).
The translation of this work is well performed, excepting that fault from which few translations are wholly exempt, and which is daily tending to corrupt our language, the adoption of French expressions. We have here evasion for escape, twice or more times repeated; brigands very frequently; we have the unnecessary and foolish word isolate; and, if we mistake not, paralize, which at least has crept in through a similar channel. Translators cannot be too careful on this point, as it is a temptation to which they are constantly exposed. ["The British Critic," April 1799]As a noun from 1890, from earlier adjectival use (1819).
isolate i·so·late (ī'sə-lāt')
v. i·so·lat·ed, i·so·lat·ing, i·so·lates
To set apart or cut off from others.
To place in quarantine.
To separate a pure strain from a mixed bacterial or fungal culture.
To separate or remove a chemical substance out of a combined mixture.
To separate experiences or memories from the emotions relating to them.