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ay lee uh nay ting

  • v  arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness
  • v  transfer property or ownership
  • v  make withdrawn or isolated or emotionally dissociated
  • s  causing hostility or loss of friendliness
    her sudden alienating aloofness

  • Play dirty without alienating his party.
  • While critics at the time accused him of alienating Iraqi civilians in the process, he won praise under Petraeus for taking a more nuanced tack, particularly in dealing with Sunni .
  • But there is something alienating about it, maybe because it fails to fulfill its possibly loony intellectual aspirations.
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  • Apple event: New software, MacBooks, music
    Apple is expected to show off a simplified look on iPhones and iPads. While design modifications could help Apple distinguish its devices from rival phones and tablets, they risk alienating longtime users.
    June 10, 2013 - KING5 Seattle
  • Bret Baier: If Obama Prosecutes NSA Leaker Edward Snowden, He ‘Opens The Door To Libertarian’ Movement
    Fox News Channel’s Special Report anchor Bret Baier joined the hosts of Fox & Friends on Monday to discuss the revelations surrounding Edward Snowden , a private security contractor who came out over the weekend as the person who leaked classified National Security Agency protocols to The Guardian . Baier said that prosecuting Snowden risks alienating bipartisan swaths of the American electorate ...
    June 10, 2013 - Mediaite

  • Stephen Hadley in International Herald Tribune
    So we have illegal militia in the southern part of the country that really are acting as criminal elements that are pressing the people down there and, in good measure, as we've seen, alienating the Iraqis from Iran,Hadley said in an...
  • Hamid Dabashi in Forbes
    Inviting him and then turning around and alienating and insulting an entire nation whose representative this man happens to be is simply inappropriate,Dabashi said.
  • Mark Serwotka in
    Serwotka said after the vote: "At a time when the Labour government is at its least popular, they are further alienating their own workforce with a policy of pay freezes and pay cuts. Pay in the civil service is among the lowest in the public...

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