1 Its result, on earth, could hardly fail to be insanity, and hereafter, that eternal alienation from the Good and True, of which madness is perhaps the earthly type.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel HawthorneContext Highlight In XVII. THE PASTOR AND HIS PARISHIONER
2 When the peasants, with their singing, had vanished out of sight and hearing, a weary feeling of despondency at his own isolation, his physical inactivity, his alienation from this world, came over Levin.
3 To me, he signified the threatening danger was not so much death, as permanent alienation of intellect.
4 Among his actual auditors, however, it merely gave him an additional claim to that respect which they never withhold from such as are believed to be the subjects of mental alienation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore CooperContext Highlight In CHAPTER 26
5 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.
6 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.
7 My little inner world was gone, invaded by people whose thoughts were not my thoughts, whose actions were as alien as a Hottentot's.
8 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.
9 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.
10 Though nominally included in the census of Christendom, he was still an alien to it.
11 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.
12 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.
13 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.
14 And the excited, alien face of that man, his bayonet hanging down, holding his breath, and running so lightly, frightened Rostov.
15 He brought with him into our rearguard all the freshness of atmosphere of the French army, which was so alien to us.