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adjective as in foreign

noun as in (offensive) foreign person

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For one thing, “computer proofs may not be as alien as we think,” DeDeo said.

Astrobiologists now consider it one of the most likely places to search for alien life in the solar system.

“We basically pretend we’re alien observers looking at our planet,” says Giada Arney, a planetary scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

If the aliens ever show up at Earth they won’t ask to be taken to our leader, they’ll ask for a cheek swab and a consent form.

In interplanetary texts, humans of all nations, races, and genders have to come together as one people in the face of alien invasions.

Capaldi said the nature of the character—a time-travelling alien—meant his successor could take any form.

The idea that I might simply want to express my independent thoughts was alien to them.

A limited number of medical patients will be able to purchase “Chunky Diesel” or “Alien Dawg” for just $100.

“They treated me like an alien,” she says, explaining that North Koreans are viciously stereotyped in South Korea.

Last but not least, the Inhumans are a genetically advanced “inhuman race” that was formed via experimentation by the alien Kree.

The member banks should look upon the reserve bank not as an alien but as their own institution.

An American woman therefore who marries an alien takes the nationality of her husband.

In 1855 Congress passed an act conferring citizenship on alien women who should marry American citizens.

A deep melancholy settled down upon the mind of the wounded girl, and she felt that she was desolate and an alien in her own home.

A dependent who is an alien living in a foreign country is not debarred from receiving compensation.


On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alien, such as: exotic, incongruous, unusual, conflicting, contrary, and estranged.

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