Eventually their cloistered world is interrupted when the violence outside literally comes crashing in, forcing them to face the truth of their convictions.
Enough with your slightly cloistered existence and cheap catnip toys.
More than 25 years ago, Koestenbaum traded the cloistered halls of academia for the front lines of the global economy.
For the two founders, who prided themselves on being well-informed, it would be a harsh lesson in the dangers of being too clever and too cloistered .
This failure to meet publication dates highlights the problem of cloistered academics.
After the cloistered halls of academia came the kitchens of the Forte Group in the UK.
It was an artificial and cloistered existence.
The cloistered walkways of Cambridge Crematorium are dotted with granite plaques bearing the names of the dear departed.
But sound artist Francisco Lopez is no cloistered academic, folks, no matter how many big words he tosses around.
The hymn-anthem, incorporating a popular hymn tune or carol, was one product of the expansion of anthem singing beyond the cloistered cathedral setting.