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He has been estranged from his parents since he told them he is gay.
  arouse hostility or indifference where there had formerly been affection or sympathy
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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.
  • I cannot bear to have you so wholly estranged from each other.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Yet now, how distant, how far estranged we were! So far estranged, that I did not expect him to come and speak to me.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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  • Say but one affectionate word to me, and tell me there is nothing angry or estranged between us, and I will detain you no longer.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale Of Two Cities
  • That thou art then estranged from thyself?
    Shakespeare  --  The Comedy of Errors
  • I watched, numbly estranged from’myself, as he unholstered his service revolver and struck me again, once or twice or several times.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Some estrangement, no doubt.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • She thought with relief that words were the best means of estrangement.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • But, Simon admitted to himself, his own recent estrangement from his mother made him more curious about Alec’s answer than he would have been otherwise.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls

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  • It is plain indeed that in spite of later estrangement Hobbits are relatives of ours: far nearer to us than Elves, or even than Dwarves.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Thousands of miles from home and estranged from her family, she had embraced a group of strangers, as she herself admitted freely, in part to fill a void in her life.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • Chris Langan’s mother was from San Francisco and was estranged from her family.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • I had seen those movies where the patriarch of the family is on his death bed and he calls for his estranged son so that he can make peace before he goes.
    Mitch Albom  --  Tuesdays with Morrie
  • Are we so estranged that I cannot even apologize to the king?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • She laughed, a polite but estranging laugh.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • I have a son about the same age Alex was, and we’ve been estranged for a few years now.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Yet now, how distant, how far estranged we were!
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • As if the estrangement between them had come of any culpability of hers.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • There were both truth and error in the impression; the child and mother were estranged, but through Hester’s fault, not Pearl’s.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • At their first meeting after the estrangement, Bernard poured out the tale of his miseries and accepted consolation.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • Prince Andrew had grown thinner, paler, and more manly-looking, but what amazed and estranged Pierre till he got used to it were his inertia and a wrinkle on his brow indicating prolonged concentration on some one thought.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The one in London has been Spencer Cochran’s estranged wife.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • He talked about coins—it was the one topic he, could discuss with ease—and continued to cook my breakfasts and dinners; but our estrangement grew worse over time.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Anne thought it was truly delightful to go skimming through all this mystery and loveliness with your bosom friend who had been so long estranged.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • To add to his misery, the loss of Ariana had led, not to a renewed closeness between Albus and Aberforth, but to an estrangement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • —My husband and I have been estranged, because he did not trust me, and because I was too blind to understand.
    Baroness Orczy  --  The Scarlet Pimpernel
  • All my instincts struggled against the estrangement.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • Giving l he twins his Triwizard winnings had seemed a simple thing to do at the time, but what if it led to another family row and a Percy-like estrangement?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • But there is not one thing that you can do about it, only estrange yourself still more from me— all the more gall for you.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The only descriptions that had ever been leaked were written by a handful of estranged brothers.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • It did not make her feel estranged from the city: it made her feel, for the first time, that she owned the city and that she loved it, that she had never loved it before as she did in this moment, with so personal, solemn and confident a sense of possession.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Yossarian walked in lonely torture, feeling estranged, and could not wipe from his mind the excruciating image of the barefoot boy with sickly cheeks until he turned the corner into the avenue finally and came upon an Allied soldier having convulsions on the ground, a young lieutenant with a small, pale, boyish face.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • He feared, after having taken so many steps which had brought him nearer to his father, to now take a step which should estrange him from that father.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It had something to do with reconciling an estranged family, but it wasn’t what they were talking about that captured Mack, it was how they related.
    William P. Young  --  The Shack
  • Even hearts that have been estranged from you soften at this season, and lips that have been silent echo back, "I wish you a happy New Year."
    Harriet Jacobs  --  Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
  • Even when we did not get along and our relationship was estranged, you still stayed a presence in my life.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He is estranged from our eldest son and daughter, he has no pride in his twins, he looks with an eye of coldness even on the unoffending stranger who last became a member of our circle.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Her estranged husband, Luc, was also back in the picture, involved in some kind of elaborate financial scheme.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • Is not segregation an existential expression of man’s tragic separation, his awful estrangement, his terrible sinfulness?
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • But in Middle-earth Men and Elves became estranged in the days of darkness, by the arts of the Enemy, and by the slow changes of time in which each kind walked further down their sundered roads.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • His wife had adored him once on a time; she had bored him with a thousand servilities that had only estranged him the more.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • It took fourteen days before Ed mustered the courage to pick up the phone and call his estranged wife in California.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Also Queen Guenever was wood wroth with Sir Launcelot, and would by no means speak with him, but estranged herself from him; and Sir Launcelot made all the means that he might for to speak with the queen, but it would not be.
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • When it’s my turn, I give Papa a goodbye kiss as we’ve gotten out of the habit of hugs since our estrangement.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • But this affair and all the talk about it did not estrange popular sympathy from the poor idiot.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • In fact he might even, through all this, have been able to estrange me from my family, and no doubt he hoped to be restored to favour with them; to say nothing of revenging himself on me personally, for he has grounds for supposing that the honour and happiness of Sofya Semyonovna are very precious to me.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • It was a perpetual estrangement.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • In the relations of the husband and wife the same estrangement still remained, but there was no talk now of separation, and Stepan Arkadyevitch saw the possibility of explanation and reconciliation.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Best of all, her father didn’t say anything embarrassing, and though he brought up the fact that he used to teach at Juilliard, he didn’t volunteer that he’d been her teacher or that she’d once played at Carnegie Hall or that they’d written songs together, nor had he mentioned the fact that until a few days ago, he and Ronnie had been completely estranged.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Last Song
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