agoraphobia

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agoraphobia

a pathological fear of being in public places, often resulting in the sufferer becoming housebound

agoraphobia

[ə‚gȯr·ə′fōb·ē·ə]
(psychology)
Abnormal fear of open places.
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Roy, (Cage), is a most unlikely con man: an obsessive compulsive, chain-smoking agoraphobe with various nervous tics, who cannot leave his house without opening and closing each door three times.
7) And it is difficult not to read the heart of a conflicted agoraphobe into Arnold's complaint of a world divided between living either in tormented solitude or suffering infection by "unavoidable contact with millions of small [natures].
De Niro is in talks to star as an obsessive-compulsive agoraphobe who is forced to leave his home for the first time in six years to avert a murder.
His lead character, Pullman's Daryl Zero, is a paranoid agoraphobe who musters savvy self-confidence when he's working a case.
Sherry Vine is frothy and fine as the bloodthirsty agoraphobe who axes to smithereens a randy pizza delivery boy (Mario Diaz), who turns out to be in cahoots with the evil housekeeper (Jackie Beat).
I who am not a true agoraphobe but am what might be called a "borderline agoraphobe" or "semi-agoraphobe," come therefore understandably to love very deeply "Cabin 1009/Exterior Port.