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It no doubt had the effect of chilling and alienating the 'philanthropist on the make.'

This is far greater sacrilege than alienating lands or utensils.

And he's only alienating possible sympathisers with the stuff he's writing now.

Both idleness and alienating the gifts of God, are a robbing him of his own.

The brave Post had succeeded in alienating the Ohio Indians.

You are alienating the friends who have done so much for us.

They were also alienating their capital, so that the income was rapidly dwindling.

It showed him that his stepmother had not yet succeeded in alienating from him his father's affection.

Douglas did gain the prize, but he lost his chances in the presidential race by alienating the whole Southern vote.

They succeeded in alienating Solomon Dubno, his right-hand man, which caused Mendelssohn serious perplexity.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "make estranged" (in feelings or affections), from Latin alienatus, past participle of alienare "to make another's, estrange," from alienus "of or belonging to another person or place," from alius "(an)other" (see alias (adv.)). Related: Alienated; alienating.

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