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ivory tower

noun as in place of learning

adjective as in theoretical, not realistic

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Example Sentences

He needs to come down from his ivory tower and listen to people.

The review in question is “A Tocqueville for Today,” written by Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson, two ivory tower heavyweights.

Convincing the Ivory Tower decision-makers may take quite an effort if they choose to share TV revenues.

Our paralysis amidst this paradox is not helped by the way it has taken hold inside the ivory tower itself.

He takes on higher education in his new documentary, Ivory Tower, which premiered at Sundance.

The vein holds from beginning to end of his work; from this writing of the eighties to "The Ivory Tower."

"The Ivory Tower," full of accumulated perceptions, swift illuminating phrases, perhaps part of a masterpiece.

He sought a refuge from his sufferings in his own ivory tower; these sufferings themselves were to him a source of observations.

Our only refuge was the ivory tower of the poets whither we climbed higher and higher to escape the crowd.

All life has streamed into your soul, and you have lived in the ivory tower.


On this page you'll find 276 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ivory-tower, such as: dreaming, half-baked, hoping, impossible, improbable, and nonrealistic.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.