[ UK /ˈɛstɹeɪndʒˌɪŋ/ ]
making one feel out of place or alienated
the landscape was estranging
How To Use estranging In A Sentence
- She is excited too, though, of course, by the sudden flash of orange on the corner of a painting made in Brittany that prefigures his gorgeous, haunted Tahitian palette, or by the insistent presence, on a table, of Gauguin's own beer mug, a sturdy Scandinavian vessel that looks like it holds three pints, and which features in a curious and estranging portrait of his sleeping daughter. Gauguin at Tate Modern: the making of a blockbuster show
- In the course of attaining an education and exploring the world more broadly, I was in some ways estranging myself from the people I'd loved and known best in my life. A Conversation with Cheryl Strayed
- the landscape was estranging
- My 'good-natured friends' now carefully informed me of the multitude of secret enemies who were ever employed in estranging the Prince's mind from me. Memoirs of Mary Robinson
- But the palimpsesting of biblical and contemporary cultures is also deeply dissonant, deeply estranging. Kings
- But this joke has a germ of truth with regards to the underlying fantastical and estranging nature of the Biblical text. MIND MELD: The Best Genre-Related Books/Films/Shows Consumed in 2009 (Part 1)
- My son adores his wife and to keep the peace and avoid estranging him, I don't say anything to either of them. Ask Amy
- Yet naming the power is rather beside the point, for what seems to mark the Romantic encounter with it differently is this power's psychologically estranging and gothic effects. Introduction
- From 1949 to 1978, the language of poetry was normalized estranging force and thus its poetic and aesthetic features vanished.
- Marx theorized that in the very act of selling one's labor, one is estranging oneself from oneself, as work ‘for another’ is not a natural or desired activity.