retreat from reality

re·treat from re·al·i·ty

(rē-trēt' rē-al'i-tē),
Substitution of imaginary satisfactions or fantasy for relations with the real world.

re·treat from re·al·i·ty

(rē-trēt' rē-al'i-tē)
Substitution of imaginary satisfactions or fantasy for relations with the real world.
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These are the words of a young woman facing an inexplicable transformation-a slow loss of language, a retreat from reality, and a powerful obsession with the construction of strange and beautiful nests.
you are in retreat from reality, and this is a strategy that only has a bad outcome.
Electronics retailers urge us to turn our homes into cinemas where we will retreat from reality, but human satisfaction comes from learning and working alongside other people.
They offer a retreat from reality, a safe cocoon in which to regenerate.
Her fantasies among the stars are a retreat from reality and the upset of moving to a new city with her mother, father, brother Tommy and the pet cat.
Many elderly and middle-aged people look to the future only with vague apprehension, preferring to retreat from reality, either into woolly, warm nostalgia for the `Golden years' of Marshal Tito's rule, or to cheap Latin American television soap operas (still the staple diet of the state-run television company New RTS).
His relationship with Tessa, with whom he finds it difficult to pretend, makes him face the truth, and he begins to deal with his retreat from reality.
The track record of integrative generality in knowledge production generally should warn us away from this tack and, in any case, the prevalence of hyperspecialization in knowledge production should tell us that a retreat from reality into generalism is more an expression of frustration than an attempt to come to terms with the growth of knowledge.
As the sun sets and the vibrant energy of The Strip sets in, Spiegelworld will provide a retreat from reality.
Sitting with the Tartan Army in the Stade de France was a retreat from reality.