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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ESTRANGE

A man must estrange himself from the world, which is sorrow.

I do not think that my temper, bad as it may be,—nor your own,—would have sufficed to estrange you.

What has happened to estrange you two, who have been chums for so many years?

It will raise ill-blood between them, and estrange our families.

Charity may corrupt, correction may harden and estrange,—in the family they do neither.

You estrange my own child from me to curry favor with the future king.

How she hated everything that threatened to estrange her lover's heart!

The title of Christian is a reproach to us, if we estrange ourselves from Him after whom we are denominated.

Is he contradicting some allegation which had helped to estrange the Galatians?

Will it not spoil her for private life; estrange her from family concerns?

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., from Middle French estrangier "to alienate," from Vulgar Latin *extraneare "to treat as a stranger," from Latin extraneus "foreign" (see strange). Related: Estranged.

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