estrangement

[ UK /ɛstɹˈe‍ɪnd‍ʒmənt/ ]
[ US /ɪˈstɹeɪndʒmənt/ ]
NOUN
  1. the feeling of being alienated from other people
  2. separation resulting from hostility
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How To Use estrangement In A Sentence

  • 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. The Passion Play of Death by Todd Hasak-Lowy
  • The animadversion broke the long estrangement history among Mohammedanism, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism, which made a short period of controversy in the Islam ideological history.
  • Society's estrangement from the future undermines the capacity to generate ideas about what needs to be done.
  • 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 Arms and the Woman: Just Warriors and Greek Feminist Identity
  • Academics call it estrangement, but it comes down to the same thing. MIND MELD: What Was the Last SF/F Book That Surprised You?
  • In the headings of diary entries in Estrangement and The Death of Synge, when the copy-text provides a heading with place and/or date, those are printed at the left margin, set in italics in upper- and lower-case letters, and end without punctuation. Collected Works of W. B. Yeats Volume III Autobiographies
  • And the long period of estrangement from his daughter appears to be over, too. Times, Sunday Times
  • Even its somber rhythms, tinged with a cold electronic feeling, speak of disillusionment and estrangement.
  • The irony of such estrangement from modernism is that it is as rooted in the ‘Western tradition’ as modernism itself - but only in its more reactionary and backward-looking strands.
  • In the process, they deepened estrangement between the colonists and their British governors and taught the people that government should rest on popular consent.
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