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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of alien.

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Examples

  • Bloomberg has aliened people but because he is not warm and fuzzy not because he was perceived as biased against anyone group.

    The Real Meaning Of Rudy Screaming "Bulls#$t"

  • Especially in that the seasons have been proper to bring up and set forward other more hasty and indifferent plants, whereby this of knowledge bath been starved and overgrown; for in the descent of times always there hath been somewhat else in reign and reputation, which hath generally aliened and diverted wits and labours from that employment.

    Valerius Terminus: of the interpretation of Nature

  • So completely had he aliened the affections of officers and men that the ordinary salute in recognition of his rank was given grudgingly, if at all.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals As Seen From the Ranks During a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac

  • But the dwellers in some of these islands, being aliened from the faith, afterward renounced the law of God which Patrick preached unto them; and therefore unto this day are they deprived of the special gift of

    The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings

  • The virtual expropriation of the Irish landlords, which was in progress in the United Kingdom, may have been right or it may have been wrong; it is at least a far more startling interference with vested interest than would be the resumption by a State of control over heedlessly aliened public services.

    The Story of Newfoundland

  • The tenth day, the men shall issue out of the caves and shall go by the ways and fields as men aliened and out of their wit, and shall not con speak one to another.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Secondly, he was mocked in the house of Herod, which reputed him for a fool, and aliened from his wit, because he might have of him none answer.

    The Golden Legend, vol. 1

  • Page can be aliened in any form except by authority of an Act of the General Assembly, it is therefore inexpedient for this

    Board of Visitors minutes

  • Gervace, Abbot of Westminster, natural son of King Stephen, aliened the Manor of Chelchithe; he bestowed it upon his mother, Dameta, to be held by her in fee, paying annually to the church at Westminster the sum of £4.

    Chelsea The Fascination of London

  • What was of greater import, no arbitrary line had been drawn between high words and low; vulgar then meant simply what was common; poetry had not been aliened from the people by the establishment of an Upper House of vocables, alone entitled to move in the stately ceremonials of verse, and privileged from arrest while they forever keep the promise of meaning to the ear and break it to the sense.

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