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Alienated Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    alienated adj
  1. socially disoriented; "anomic loners musing over their fate"; "we live in an age of rootless alienated people" [syn: anomic, disoriented]
  2. caused to be unloved [syn: estranged]
Alienated Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Alienate \Al"ien*ate\ (-[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alienated; p. pr. & vb. n. Alienating.]
  1. To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.
  2. To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from. The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. --Macaulay. The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present. --I. Taylor.
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  • Alienated: alienated. Alienated may refer to: Alienated (TV series), a 2003 Canadian science fiction TV series " "Alienated" (Diagnosis Murder episode), ...
  • Alienated (TV series): alienated. tv/ ... Alienated is a Canadian science fiction TV series filmed and set in Victoria, British Columbia . The series premiered 8 July ...
  • Alienated land: Alienated land is that which has been acquired from customary landowners by Government, either ... Land was alienated in all colonies. See also ...

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* A man should learn to detect and watch that gleam that flashes across his mind from within, more than the lustre of the firmament of bards and sages. Yet he dismisses without notice his own thought, because it is his. In every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts they come back to us with a sort of alienated majesty. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* The tendancy of liberals is to create bodies of men and women-of all classes-detached from tradition, alienated from religion, and susceptible to mass suggestion-mob rule. And a mob will be no less a mob if it is well fed, well clothed, well housed, and well disciplined. - George Eliot

* Human beings are compelled to live within a lie, but they can be compelled to do so only because they are in fact capable of living in this way. Therefore not only does the system alienate humanity, but at the same time alienated humanity supports this system as its own involuntary masterplan, as a degenerate image of its own degeneration, as a record of people's own failure as individuals. - Vaclav Havel


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Alienated Sample Sentences in News


  • South Africa's Pistorius 'lonely and alienated': family
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a night club while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said on Wednesday. Pistorius was involved in an argument with businessman Jared Mortimer at a club in Johannesburg's up Read more on this news related to 'Alienated'
  • Oscar Pistorius lonely, alienated, family says
    South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius' decision to go to a nightclub while still on trial for murder was "unwise" but it was done because the 27-year-old is "lonely and alienated", his family said Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Alienated'
  • Aarne Saluveer helps meld an alienated Russian minority into Estonia’s culture
    The conductor is on a mission to bring Estonia’s Russian- and Estonian-speakers together in the way he knows best – through song. Read more on this news related to 'Alienated'

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