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Cry and whine and demand answers he’s not yet ready to give, further alienating him.
Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  make one feel emotionally separated or unfriendly
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  • Cry and whine and demand answers he’s not yet ready to give, further alienating him.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Surely, that will alienate our people.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • The pair of them were so unassuming, and considering how alienated Henri must have felt, that was saying something.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • What, do they think I’m less likely to rant or say something alienating if I’m in an expensive public place?
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • My swift rise to E’lir alienated me from most of the other students.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • But in the meantime, our priority needs to be forming an alliance with Luna, not alienating it with paranoia and distrust.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • It was "alienating oneself from the people," according to what Chairman Mao said.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • It is to be carried out by a nonviolent invasion and cultural transformation of that huge slice of America into a Mexamerican border-land, where the dominant culture is Hispanic and Anglos will feel alienated and begin to emigrate.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It actually was a kind of frustrated egalitarianism out of which, I began to understand, he derived much of his sense of alienation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Me feeling alienated, bummed-out, drinking a lot.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • She too had left the familiarity of home for a new and sometimes alienating place.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Worried about alienating the boy, Franz said little during such outbursts and let him rant.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • He speaks of the alienation of youth and the need for "connectedness" with the society around me.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • That is what you have gained by alienating me!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The proverbs say ’He who harps on a matter alienates his friend.’
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • No one had betrayed me, and they had not dared to conduct a house-to-house search for fear of further alienating the people and, in particular, the village elder.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor
  • To me, he signified the threatening danger was not so much death, as permanent alienation of intellect.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Its result, on earth, could hardly fail to be insanity, and hereafter, that eternal alienation from the Good and True, of which madness is perhaps the earthly type.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • It is, in short, impossible for us to conjecture the causes or circumstances which may have alienated them, without actual blame on either side.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • As long as the king doesn’t know which side you’ve chosen, he won’t risk alienating you by harming your cousin.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • What alienates him from the house?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • He supposed he couldn’t really afford to alienate her.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Chance further alienating my mom? ’ Had I lost my mind completely?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Now, with Langdon separated from Sophie on the far side of the room, Teabing sensed he had successfully alienated the two companions from one another.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • First we talked about the quarrels and how I see them in a very different light these days, and then about how we’ve become alienated from our parents.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • He had taken the silence of the old man for a return to reason; and now these few words uttered by Faria, after so painful a crisis, seemed to indicate a serious relapse into mental alienation.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • She despised me as much as ever, but she began to alienate her friends, husband, brother and even her own mother.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • The wardens of Charing Cross took a special interest in her and this only served to further alienate her from the rest of the orphans.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • As to this, his natural and not to be alienated inheritance, the messenger on horseback had exactly the same possessions as the King, the first Minister of State, or the richest merchant in London.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Among his actual auditors, however, it merely gave him an additional claim to that respect which they never withhold from such as are believed to be the subjects of mental alienation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The moment I entered the bright, buzzing lobby of Men’s House I was overcome by a sense of alienation and hostility.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
  • He may have strengthened his hold on you, but at the cost of alienating many of the dwarves…… We’d better get out of sight before blood is shed.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • So, she was intensely annoyed when he dropped his masquerade and set out apparently upon a deliberate campaign to alienate Atlanta’s good will.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • We might alienate the Fremen if we took those bases.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • The anonymity and alienation of big-city life makes people hard and unfeeling.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • I was not made the less so by my sense of being daily more and more shut out and alienated from my mother.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • In addition to the dread that, having led up to so much mischief, it would be now more likely than ever to alienate Joe from me if he believed it, I had a further restraining dread that he would not believe it, but would assort it with the fabulous dogs and veal-cutlets as a monstrous invention.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • In the case of the car salesmen, their decision to quote an outrageously high price to women and blacks alienated people who might otherwise have bought a car.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Continuing his disgraceful deception, he succeeded in the course of the afternoon in alienating the affections of my only ward.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Importance of Being Earnest
  • In Maine he is elected Governor by the largest majority in the history of the state and returned to office three times, where he alienates political friends by refusing to agree to the impeachment of Andrew Johnson.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • That is the only thing which the mind can never exhaust, never alienate, never be tortured by, never fear or distrust, and never dream of regretting.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Moreover, labor now belongs to the workers themselves and capitalism’s alienation ceases.
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • Now I was alienating the one person who I actually had on my side in this house.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • This course of conduct had alienated the old bachelor’s affection, once strongly fixed upon him.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • But he cared no longer about his alienation.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • Now, I would say to myself, you are feeling alienated from people and unlike other people, therefore you are projecting your discomfort onto them.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • If he succeeded, he was an alienated marginal man—alienated from the strength of his culture and from fellow black men, and never able, of course, to become that imitation white man because he bore the pigment that made the white man view him as intrinsically other.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • When the peasants, with their singing, had vanished out of sight and hearing, a weary feeling of despondency at his own isolation, his physical inactivity, his alienation from this world, came over Levin.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • She went out, looked at the cage, buried the starved little singer, and from that hour her heart softened towards the self-alienated man.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • "To Templestowe!" said his host with surprise again felt his pulse, and then muttered to himself, "His fever is abated, yet seems his mind somewhat alienated and disturbed."
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
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