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Definition of Foreign

Foreign

  1. Outside; extraneous; separated; alien; as, a foreign country; a foreign government.
  2. Not native or belonging to a certain country; born in or belonging to another country, nation, sovereignty, or locality; as, a foreign language; foreign fruits.
  3. Remote; distant; strange; not belonging; not connected; not pertaining or pertient; not appropriate; not harmonious; not agreeable; not congenial; -- with to or from; as, foreign to the purpose; foreign to one's nature.
  4. Held at a distance; excluded; exiled.

Foreign Quotations

Domestic policy can only defeat us; foreign policy can kill us.
John F. Kennedy

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

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

The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
Nelson Mandela

War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it.
George Orwell
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Foreign Translations

foreign in Afrikaans is vreemd
foreign in Danish is udenlandsk, fremmed
foreign in Dutch is uitheems, buitenlands
foreign in Finnish is vieras
foreign in Italian is straniero, estero
foreign in Latin is externus, alienus, extrarius
foreign in Portuguese is extrangeiro
foreign in Spanish is ajeno

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