estranging estranging

Definition(s):

  • (adj) making one feel out of place or alienated

Usage(s):

  1. The settlers have been remarkably successful in estranging their journalistic kith kin from Britain, and others besides.
  2. These are laudable goals, but trying to achieve them could mean detonating the entire Middle East and wrecking the economy, estranging America's allies and enraging its enemies.
  3. The unplumbed, salt, estranging sea is no friend to tennis players.

News

  • Israel hawk Lieberman champions Kerry peace efforts

    Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman rounded on rightwing coalition partners Sunday, saying that snipes at US Secretary of State John Kerry's peace efforts risked estranging "a true friend." You can see all of his votes, all of his speeches," Lieberman told Israeli army radio. Kerry, trying to hammer out a framework agreement to advance Israel-Palestinian peace talks, came under fire from ...
    on February 9, 2014     Source: AFP via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • "I wanted to read certain omnipresent phenomena through this ambivalence," says Jones via e-mail. "The telephone for example is often represented as an estranging and distancing mechanism. I decided to go the other way and suggest that it may...
    on Jan 24, 2006 By: Gail Jones Source: TIME

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