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Unlike many of their colleagues, they were not just working in ivory towers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Those who have examined innovation closely know that it is a myth that it comes from brilliant thinkers, let alone ones who live in ivory towers. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He put his abilities to better use when he descended from the ivory tower. WHEN SCOTLAND RULED THE WORLD: The Story of the Golden Age of Genius, Creativity and Exploration (2002)The idea of an ivory tower university where reason and disinterested study reign supreme bears little relation to reality. The Chomsky Update - Linguistics and Politics (1990)He hid in no ivory tower. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This may be the life of the mind, but it is no ivory tower. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Judges live in ivory towers - or so the myth goes. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He's not interested in being a cosseted designer shut away in an ivory tower. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Instead of putting me off in some ivory tower somewhere, it puts me deeper into contact with reality. Christianity Today (2000)It's all very well as a large company sitting in your ivory tower but if you have two months with no sales you are in trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2009)For the price of two torpedoes'we could live in ivory towers for the rest of our lives '. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)
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