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Meaning of IVORY TOWER

Pronunciation:  'Ivuree'tawur

 
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 Definition: 
[n]  a state of mind that is discussed as if it were a place; "he lived in the ivory tower of speculation"; "they viewed universities as ivory towers"
 
 See Also: cognitive state, state of mind

 

 

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 Related Terms: adytum, ashram, cell, cloister, den, hermitage, hideaway, hideout, hiding place, holy of holies, lair, mew, privacy, recess, retreat, sanctum, sanctum sanctorum, secret place
 

 

 

 

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