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Usage examples for alienate

  1. By the same decree they are likewise forbidden to alienate works of art or historical monuments placed in churches. – Vanishing England by P. H. Ditchfield
  2. It was not to injure, but to save Spain, by making a settlement of her estate which prohibited her to alienate to France. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  3. From the love of these things they are principally led to provide for, and minister to, the necessities of their children; therefore if they do not observe such things in them, they alienate their minds from them and do nothing for them but so far as they think themselves bound in duty. – The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love by Emanuel Swedenborg
  4. And, indeed, the argument on which these acts have been hitherto defended goes altogether on the ground, that this is such a corporation as the legislature may abolish at pleasure; and that its members have no rights, liberties, franchises, property, or privileges, which the legislature may not revoke, annul, alienate, or transfer to others, whenever it sees fit. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  5. In like manner there are to be found within the Socialist Party writers who advocate free- love and others who are opposed to its propagation, either through a personal repugnance to legalized sin, or else because they think that by teaching loose morals the party would alienate many prospective members. – The Red Conspiracy by Joseph J. Mereto
  6. Every one knows how inevitably a Virginia estate, goes to ruin, when the owner is so far distant as to be unable to pay attention to it himself; and the more especially, when the line of his employment is of a character to abstract and alienate his mind entirely from the knowledge necessary to good, and even to saving management. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  7. No treaty, ordinance, or law shall alienate the whole or part of any state, without the consent of the legislature of such state. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  8. He appreciates the distinction between mere stubbornness, which would alienate his followers, and the necessary firmness which binds the bonds between the leader and the led. – Sound Military Decision by U.s. Naval War College
  9. And supposing Diodoros, too, should be converted by Melissa, could he thus alienate from his father the son and heir of Polybius- his benefactor and master? – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. No abuse on the part of the clergy, no unfair treatment, could alienate him from Christianity. – The English Church in the Eighteenth Century by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
  11. This he may sell or dispose of immediately, and alienate it from the family forever. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VI. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. There is no spirit which you must alienate, no heart you must avert. – Sydney Smith by George W. E. Russell
  13. Aside from their personal tastes, they feared that it would alienate their white patrons. – The Black Experience in America The Immigrant Heritage of America by Norman Coombs
  14. With such an income she must endeavor as far as was possible to her to live in a manner worthy of it; but one thing she was determined upon- she would not alienate her friends by climbing to the top of her money and looking down upon them. – Mrs. Cliff's Yacht by Frank R. Stockton
  15. It would completely alienate all sympathy from crime; it would then be known that criminal offenders deserved the punishment they received, and justice would be able to deal with them with a firm and even hand. – Crime and Its Causes by William Douglas Morrison
  16. But it was not worth the while of any American politician to alienate the Irish vote, and most Americans honestly thought, not without reason, that the policy of England in Ireland had been abominable. – The Life of Froude by Herbert Paul
  17. By all the standards of his time, he would be thought to be throwing away his life if he should take steps to alienate himself from the glittering, laughing, sympathetic friends who stood about him at court. – Lafayette by Martha Foote Crow
  18. And, moreover, to give way to these wild desires would be simply to alienate her, to destroy all his own power with her for good. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  19. Only fear lest she might alienate the girl so completely that Roger would lose the wife he wanted had induced her to yield. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  20. That is the way, Julia- that is the way wives alienate their husbands, and make any hearth pleasanter to him than his own! – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
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