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Definition of Alien

Alien

  1. Not belonging to the same country, land, or government, or to the citizens or subjects thereof; foreign; as, alien subjects, enemies, property, shores.
  2. Wholly different in nature; foreign; adverse; inconsistent (with); incongruous; -- followed by from or sometimes by to; as, principles alien from our religion.
  3. A foreigner; one owing allegiance, or belonging, to another country; a foreign-born resident of a country in which he does not possess the privileges of a citizen. Hence, a stranger. See Alienage.
  4. One excluded from certain privileges; one alienated or estranged; as, aliens from God's mercies.
  5. To alienate; to estrange; to transfer, as property or ownership.

Alien Quotations

For me every ruler is alien that defies public opinion.
Mahatma Gandhi

Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us. The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people.
John F. Kennedy

Obviously one must hold oneself responsible for the evil impulses of one's dreams. In what other way can one deal with them? Unless the content of the dream rightly understood is inspired by alien spirits, it is part of my own being.
Sigmund Freud

Alien - an American sovereign in his probationary state.
Ambrose Bierce
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Alien Translations

alien in Afrikaans is teenoorgesteld, vreemd
alien in Danish is fremmed, udenlandsk, modsat
alien in Dutch is ijselijk, afschuwelijk
alien in Finnish is vieras
alien in French is hideux
alien in German is fremd, fremder
alien in Latin is alienus
alien in Norwegian is fremmed
alien in Portuguese is estrangeiro
alien in Spanish is extranjero

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