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alienate
used in David Copperfield

3 uses
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Definition make one feel emotionally separated or unfriendly
  • I was not made the less so by my sense of being daily more and more shut out and alienated from my mother.
    Chapters 4-6 (27% in)
  • 'Though harrowing to myself to mention, the alienation of Mr. Micawber (formerly so domesticated) from his wife and family, is the cause of my addressing my unhappy appeal to Mr. Traddles, and soliciting his best indulgence.
    Chapters 49-51 (6% in)
  • Such opportunities as I have been enabled to alienate from my domestic duties, I have devoted to corresponding at some length with my family.
    Chapters 52-54 (73% in)

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