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 v.  cause to become unfriendly or hostile; cause someone to stop supporting and agreeing with you
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
1  So, she was intensely annoyed when he dropped his masquerade and set out apparently upon a deliberate campaign to alienate Atlanta's good will.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
2  We have only Mrs. Wilkes to help us and you do your best to alienate and insult her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
3  Such opportunities as I have been enabled to alienate from my domestic duties, I have devoted to corresponding at some length with my family.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  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
9  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.
10  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.
11  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
12  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
13  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
14  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
15  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
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  He said they were opposed to the presence of alien forces in the region.
17  In a world that had suddenly become alien and dangerous, he was her only security.
18  If you think about it, that's totally alien to what a drug company might be expected to do, because if you eradicate a disease, there's no need for that drug at all.
19  In many science fiction films, alien invaders from outer space plan to destroy all terrestrial life.
20  The result of England's last great colonial struggle with France was to sever from the latter all her American dependencies, her colonists becoming the subjects of alien and rival powers.
21  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.
22  Perhaps alien worlds could be seeded deliberately with terrestrial micro-organisms that might take hold there, jump-starting evolution on those planets.
23  One of the principal reasons for this fragility is the deep sense of alienation and frustration felt by many Aboriginal Canadians.
24  Mental illness can create a sense of alienation from the real world.
25  All these changes to the newspaper have alienated its traditional readers.
26  Her behavior alienated her friends.
27  His centrist, compromising instincts, embodied in the New Democrat covenant, alienated core constituencies while failing to impress opponents.
28  The Prime Minister's policy alienated many of her followers.
29  Hale's eyes stare knowingly at the viewer, a human sacrifice to an alienated and consumerist culture.
30  His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.