ALIENATION in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ALIENATION
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 n.  the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly
 n.  separation resulting from hostility
Classic Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
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 Hawthorne
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.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 12
3  To me, he signified the threatening danger was not so much death, as permanent alienation of intellect.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XII
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 Cooper
Context  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.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In VII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVII
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXI
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.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLVII
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.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXII
10  Though nominally included in the census of Christendom, he was still an alien to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
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.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
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.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XII
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.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XVIII
14  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
15  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
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (32 in 3 pages)
16  In many science fiction films, alien invaders from outer space plan to destroy all terrestrial life.
17  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.
18  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.
19  Perhaps alien worlds could be seeded deliberately with terrestrial micro-organisms that might take hold there, jump-starting evolution on those planets.
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.