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  • v  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
    She alienated her friends when she became fanatically religious
  • v  transfer property or ownership
  • v  make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
    the boring work alienated his employees
  • s  socially disoriented
    we live in an age of rootless alienated people
  • s  caused to be unloved

  • More likely we'll see some gifted, alienated kids powerless in their real adolescent lives who couldn't resist the temptation to use technology to make themselves, even .
  • Those who belong to it love it with a lonely, alienated, unironic passion.
  • I just felt from personal observation that there is nothing more dislocated or alienated than a lifelong military person trying to cope in civilian life.
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  • Obama, ‘War on Terror’ Captive
    President Obama has alienated much of his liberal base by coming across increasingly as a toady to the Establishment, with his defense of drone strikes, his embrace of the surveillance state and his prosecution of anti-secrecy whistleblowers, as Lawrence Davidson explains.
    June 17, 2013 -

  • Shami Chakrabarti in AFP
    A US attorney who is unsuccessful from a political perspective, either because he or she has alienated the leadership of the department in Washington or cannot work constructively with law enforcement or other governmental constituencies in the... Kyle Sampson Forbes Mar 29, 2007 2688 3710 alienated Shami Chakrabarti, director of civil liberties group Liberty, welcomed the move, saying Section 44 had criminalised and alienated more people than it ever protected".
  • Barack Obama in AFP
    Part of the success in Iraq involved reaching out to people that we would consider to be Islamic fundamentalists, but who were willing to work with us because they had been completely alienated by the tactics of Al-Qaeda in Iraq,Obama said.

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