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estrange
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Jane Eyre
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  • Yet now, how distant, how far estranged we were!
  • So far estranged, that I did not expect him to come and speak to me.
  • Sympathies, I believe, exist (for instance, between far-distant, long-absent, wholly estranged relatives asserting, notwithstanding their alienation, the unity of the source to which each traces his origin) whose workings baffle mortal comprehension.
  • I had entreated him to keep quite clear of the house till everything was arranged: and, indeed, the bare idea of the commotion, at once sordid and trivial, going on within its walls sufficed to scare him to estrangement.
  • HE experienced no suffering from estrangement — no yearning after reconciliation; and though, more than once, my fast falling tears blistered the page over which we both bent, they produced no more effect on him than if his heart had been really a matter of stone or metal.

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  • He has been estranged from his parents since he told them he is gay.
  • In her attempt to reach out to moderates, she estranged the most passionate in her own party.

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