Example sentences for: alienate

How can you use “alienate” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The fiction editor quit, claiming the editor in chief had been afraid that Leavitt's explicit gay sex scenes would alienate advertisers.

  • Should I possibly go against my faith to support my son by attending a pagan rite, or should I alienate my son because of my own religious beliefs?

  • Her songs of rage, like "You Oughta Know" (composed with an experienced collaborator), draw on the styles and attitudes of folkie Joni Mitchell and experimentalist Yoko Ono . Morrissette rations the rough edges to create music that will energize but not alienate her young, primarily female audience.

  • This willingness to accommodate will alienate the Senate's ultraconservative "firebrands," who seek war against Clinton and the Democrats over the balanced budget, abortion, and flag-burning.

  • What is most striking about The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer 1908-1958 (the first of a projected two volumes), though, is that this duality--the push to achieve wed to a penchant for flamboyant failure; the ability to win a passionate following yet alienate the people who could keep him in power--was evident well before he thought about running for public office.


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