Moreover, the continuing antics of Republicans on Capitol Hill has deepened the alienation of Jewish voters.
But The Dog surpasses simply documenting the alienation endemic in the 21st-century global village.
Nor need we spend much time agonizing over teenage "alienation" as though this was some hitherto mysterious, unknown phenomenon.
Count the continuing obsession with conspiracy, the dominance of fantasy, the exploitation of prejudice and alienation.
Cynicism, alienation, and disaffection will not move us forward.
Gifts or alienation of land to guilds, fraternities, or towns are forbidden.
His widow, in spite of their alienation, mourned long and deeply.
There is no real separation, except in alienation of spirit, and that can never come—to us.
There was evidence in the legal papers that alienation of these farms was not allowed.
We have now come sooner than I expected to the alienation I have all along apprehended.
"transfer of ownership," late 14c., from Old French alienacion and directly from Latin alienationem (nominative alienatio) "a transfer, surrender," noun of action from past participle stem of alienare (see alienate). It also meant "loss or derangement of mental faculties, insanity" (late 15c.), hence alienist. Phrase alienation of affection as a U.S. legal term in divorce cases for "falling in love with someone else" dates to 1861.
alienation al·ien·a·tion (āl'yə-nā'shən, ā'lē-ə-)
A state of estrangement between the self and the objective world or between different parts of the personality.
A feeling of separation or isolation. In social science, alienation is associated with the problems caused by rapid social change, such as industrialization and urbanization (see Industrial Revolution), which has broken down traditional relationships among individuals and groups and the goods and services they produce.
Note: Alienation is most often associated with minorities, the poor, the unemployed, and other groups who have limited power to bring about changes in society.
Note: Marxism holds that workers in capitalist nations are alienated because they have no claim to ownership of the products they make.