ALIEN in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALIEN
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alien
 a.  dissimilar, inconsistent, or opposed in nature; very different place, society, or person
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  She was no longer the listless creature who had lived at his side in a state of sullen self-absorption, but a mysterious alien presence, an evil energy secreted from the long years of silent brooding.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
2  Scarlett could endure seeing her own possessions going out of the house in hateful alien hands but not this--not her little boy's pride.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
3  My little inner world was gone, invaded by people whose thoughts were not my thoughts, whose actions were as alien as a Hottentot's.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
4  For three years the Federal government had been trying to impose alien ideas and an alien rule upon Georgia and, with an army to enforce its commands, it had largely succeeded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
5  In ready-made clothes and ready-made high-school phrases they sank into propriety, and the sound American customs had absorbed without one trace of pollution another alien invasion.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
6  Though nominally included in the census of Christendom, he was still an alien to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
7  While other hulls are loaded down with alien stuff, to be transferred to foreign wharves; the world-wandering whale-ship carries no cargo but herself and crew, their weapons and their wants.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
8  She was blindly following whatever impulse moved her, as if she had placed herself in alien hands for direction, and freed her soul of responsibility.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XII
9  The street, the children, the fruit vender, the flowers growing there under her eyes, were all part and parcel of an alien world which had suddenly become antagonistic.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
10  And the excited, alien face of that man, his bayonet hanging down, holding his breath, and running so lightly, frightened Rostov.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
11  He brought with him into our rearguard all the freshness of atmosphere of the French army, which was so alien to us.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
12  Now this world disconcerted him no longer and was no longer alien to him, but he himself having entered it found in it a new enjoyment.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XIX
13  Julie, with whom she had corresponded for the last five years, was in Moscow, but proved to be quite alien to her when they met.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II
14  The household was divided into two alien and hostile camps, who changed their habits for his sake and only met because he was there.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VIII
15  He carried his resolution within himself in terror and haste, like something dreadful and alien to him, for, after the previous night's experience, he was afraid of losing it.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXXIII
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  This girl, who might be one of God's own lambs, is a little castaway: not a member of the true flock, but evidently an interloper and an alien.
17  Perhaps alien worlds could be seeded deliberately with terrestrial micro-organisms that might take hold there, jump-starting evolution on those planets.
18  One of the principal reasons for this fragility is the deep sense of alienation and frustration felt by many Aboriginal Canadians.
19  Mental illness can create a sense of alienation from the real world.
20  All these changes to the newspaper have alienated its traditional readers.
21  Her behavior alienated her friends.
22  His centrist, compromising instincts, embodied in the New Democrat covenant, alienated core constituencies while failing to impress opponents.
23  The Prime Minister's policy alienated many of her followers.
24  Hale's eyes stare knowingly at the viewer, a human sacrifice to an alienated and consumerist culture.
25  His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.
26  If you just implement this disaster then the blame becomes yours as well and the police will become alienated from the public.
27  Don't alienate yourself from the masses.
28  The govern-ment cannot afford to alienate either group.
29  The executive could not alienate any part of our territory.
30  The latest tax proposals will alienate many voters.