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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

People change with time. There are things that happened to a person in his childhood and years later they seem to him alien and strange. I am trying to decipher that child. Sometimes he is a stranger to me. When you think about when you were 14, don't you feel a certain alienation?
Gunter Grass

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

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 is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
Roland Barthes

You can't put abandonment and alienation under arrest.
Carrie P. Meek
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Alienation Translations

alienation in Latin is abalienato
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