What does dead to the world mean?

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Adjective
  1. Sound asleep.
  2. Unconscious.
  3. Without social relationships or communication; without emotional or tangible bonds to others.
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Ten minutes later, I was dead to the world yet again, buried deep beneath my warm comforter and cotton sheets.
He was dead to the world and would probably never know what he had done.
I turn my back for a moment, and when I return, Terry is lying on the floor of the van in the foetal position, motionless and silent, dead to the world.
They were dead to the world, and willing to be accounted as the dung and offscouring of all things, so that they might win Christ.
An' a better man than them, that I love, layin' there dead to the world with a skinned face on the mat.
The man was stretched on the pavement brutishly drunk and dead to the world.

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