contact with reality

con·tact with re·al·i·ty

correctly interpreting external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's social or cultural milieu.

con·tact with re·al·i·ty

(kon'takt rē-al'i-tē)
Correctly interpreting external phenomena in relation to the norms of one's social or cultural milieu.
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Now, as always, interference made him angry, and he felt sorrowfully at once how mistaken had been his supposition that his spiritual condition could immediately change him in contact with reality.
Now and then a boat from the shore gave one a momentary contact with reality.
Often people with schizophrenia have different perception of reality and even lose contact with reality.
On the verge losing contact with reality, Ben contemplates ending his own life with dignity.
He is living in another world and has no contact with reality.
Indeed, the child "can maintain his human ties and his good contact with reality while he maintains his imaginary world," she writes.
There are two alternative reasons for his pattern crystallizing more and more: It is either a loss of contact with reality, thus resulting in one erratic decision after another; or else everything is premeditated, calculated towards cementing his personal power by increasing his total control over the party, thus the government, thus the state and thus society, increasing his efforts to its zenith during the triple election period we are entering.
In psychosis, there is a loss of contact with reality and this is associated with hallucinations and delusions.
I think they have just lost contact with reality on the ground and nobody is taking any measures to correct that," he said.
The vivacity of the film, and its direct contact with reality, is its most important technical asset.
Either that or he has lost all contact with reality.