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She felt upon him the hardness, the foreignness of another influence.

It was not often he resented Lucienne's Teutonic independence, her foreignness, her atheism.

It was that I felt my aloneness, my foreignness to all things.

It loses much of its foreignness at once, and is thus easier to absorb.

The feeling of disorientation and foreignness was new to Perry.

Beyond a doubt, consciousness of Miss Greta's foreignness was growing.

The stimulating novelty and foreignness of it was stirring all his blood.

The novelty, the foreignness, and the passion of these works, entranced the blas aristocratic society of London.

It was nourished by the sense of foreignness in the Greek ceremonies gradually introduced into the cult.

It is, of course, the indigenous birds of a country that emphasise its foreignness far more than its people.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., ferren, foreyne "out of doors," from Old French forain "strange, foreign; outer, external, outdoor; remote, out-of-the-way" (12c.), from Medieval Latin foranus "on the outside, exterior," from Latin foris "outside," literally "out of doors," related to for1s "door," from PIE *dhwor-ans-, from root *dhwer- "door, doorway" (see door). Spelling altered 17c. perhaps by influence of reign, sovereign. Replaced native fremd. Sense of "not in one's own land" is first attested late 14c.

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