Dictionary.net

Usage examples for insulation

  1. The original consecration, which rested on the government of the race when it begun, is seen not yet to have parted from its scattered members in their tribal or national insulation. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  2. Firestopping all exterior walls and interior partitions not only cuts down fire risk but adds greatly to insulation from both heat and cold. – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  3. If they agree to terms before Paris has given France an example of heroism, they fear that her supremacy will be compromised; if they allow the insulation to continue, they fear that the Provinces will accustom themselves to independent action; if a Constituent Assembly be elected whilst free communication between Paris and the rest of France is interrupted, they fear that this Assembly will consist of local candidates rather than those, as has heretofore been the case in all French Legislative Chambers, who are imposed upon the departments by a central organization in the capital. – Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris by Henry Labouchère
  4. In a trice the passageway was a sheet of flame, rapidly filling with smoke from burning insulation. – The Long Voyage by Carl Richard Jacobi
  5. Of the intellectual and sensual regions, only the former is surcharged; the latter is either exhausted, or separated by an insulation so sure that it cannot possibly flash into the other. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
X