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Sample sentences for the GRE study word insular

insular can be used as a adj

1.Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
2.There now is your insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves as Indian isles by coral reefs--commerce surrounds it with her surf. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
3.Both preferred a continental to an insular manner of life, a cisatlantic to a transatlantic place of residence. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
4.During the four years since his puppyhood he had lived the life of a sated aristocrat he had a fine pride in himself, was even a trifle egotistical, as country gentlemen sometimes become because of their insular situation. - from The Call of the Wild by Jack London
5.I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville

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