Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The state of being estranged; estrangement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State of being estranged; estrangement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being estranged.

Etymologies

estranged +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • There are some thoughts of estrangedness and distance of the father, as if the Son did really reconcile and gain him to love us, who before hated us and upon this mistake, the soul is filled with continual jealousies and suspicions of the love of God.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • Therefore that which I would exhort you to, is to acquaint yourselves with Jesus Christ, and you shall find a new way opened in him, by which you may boldly come to God, and having come to God in him, you are called to walk with him to entertain that acquaintance that is made, till all the distance and estrangedness of your hearts be worn out.

    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

  • estrangedness, or listening to light, blasé commentary of wanna-be poets one-upping one another – reaching for the same blissful state of acceptance.

    Archive 2008-04-01

  • Man by creation had all the faculties of his soul at liberty to study God his creator, and his glorious attributes and being; but man by sin, hath so bound up his own senses and reason; and hath given way for blindness and ignorance of God, so to reign in his soul; that now he is captivated and held bound in alienation and estrangedness both from God, and all things truly spiritually good; "Because," saith he, "that when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, -- but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened"

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

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