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estrange
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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arouse hostility or indifference where there had formerly been affection or sympathy
  • It being her first day of complete estrangement from rural objects, Phoebe found an unexpected charm in this little nook of grass, and foliage, and aristocratic flowers, and plebeian vegetables.
    Chapter 6 — Maule's Well (14% in)
  • So long estranged from what was lovely as Clifford had been, she rejoiced—rejoiced, though with a present sigh, and a secret purpose to shed tears in her own chamber that he had brighter objects now before his eyes than her aged and uncomely features.
    Chapter 7 — The Guest (70% in)
  • As it was, the whole procession might have seen him, a wild, haggard figure, his gray locks floating in the wind that waved their banners; a lonely being, estranged from his race, but now feeling himself man again, by virtue of the irrepressible instinct that possessed him.
    Chapter 11 — The Arched Window (53% in)
  • At last, therefore, and after so long estrangement from everything that the world acted or enjoyed, they had been drawn into the great current of human life, and were swept away with it, as by the suction of fate itself.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (23% in)

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