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Definition of Alienation


  1. The act of alienating, or the state of being alienated.
  2. A transfer of title, or a legal conveyance of property to another.
  3. A withdrawing or estrangement, as of the affections.
  4. Mental alienation; derangement of the mental faculties; insanity; as, alienation of mind.

Alienation Quotations

The historical experience of socialist countries has sadly demonstrated that collectivism does not do away with alienation but rather increases it, adding to it a lack of basic necessities and economic inefficiency.
Pope John Paul II

Without alienation, there can be no politics.
Arthur Miller

Young alienation, disappointment and heartache is all a part of the first real growing up that we do.
Judd Nelson

Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.
Susan Lieberman

There are different ways that kids who are gay take on the rejection and alienation they feel. The way I dealt with it was to say, 'You know what? You're imposing judgments on me and condemnations, but I don't accept them. I'm going to instead turn the light on you and see what your flaws are and impose the same judgmental standards on you.'
Glenn Greenwald
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Alienation Translations

alienation in Latin is abalienato
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