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- n. The act of estranging; the act of alienating; alienation.
- n. The state of being alien; foreign, non-native.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of estranging, or the state of being estranged; alienation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of estranging, or the state of being estranged, in any sense of that word.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the feeling of being alienated from other people
- n. separation resulting from hostility
Academics call it estrangement, but it comes down to the same thing.
There is some risk of the de-coupling of Turkey, Turkey's estrangement from the West, said Ian Lesser.
Rather, an external event forces them to come up with a practical response to their feeling of guilt, real or imagined, and estrangement from the anonymous woman killed in the terror attack.
It aimed to restore to the historical record the contributions made by the Resistance generation to the Greek nation, after decades of partisan vilification and estrangement from the polity.
Note 56: Possible causes for estrangement from the Resistance movement may include unpopular sentences handed down by the partisan military or the popular courts; excessive taxes on landed gentry; political pressure; violence perpetrated by KKE against collaborators and their families, especially after the December Events of 1944 and under the banner of 'revolutionary violence'. back
Mediation is increasingly being recommended by lawyers and judges to families for whom a temporary stalemate or long-term estrangement has morphed into a full-blown crisis, often triggered by parental disability.
In Romantic phonology, by contrast, estrangement is retained within: the most venturesome wording latently othered to itself by way of phonemic contingency.
There are many surrealist, experimentalist, metafictional, slipstream or simply unclassifiable modes of strange fiction -- some published as SF, some as Fantasy and some as Horror -- that maintain estrangement by worldbreaking rather than dreambuilding, with many of the novels of Philip K. Dick being prime examples.
Does this constitute a final estrangement from the Jewish community for Kaddish, especially since the desire to give the dead the proper rites of burial accords with an ancient Jewish tradition?
In other words, doesn't his estrangement from the English mainstream have more to do with his provincial, working-class origins than his Catholicism?
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