Example sentences for: alienate

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

  • An article in the new Fast Company , for instance, suggests that Toyota's management was hesitant to Web-ify the company precisely because it was afraid that would lead to direct sales, which would alienate dealers (and break the law).

  • If the chief use of language is to communicate, it might come as a surprise to note a few of the times when language is used specially to confuse and alienate.

  • 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.

  • Have you made a political calculation that you can afford to alienate the right wing if that means courting more moderate voters?

  • We don't work closely together but, then again, I wouldn't want to hurt or alienate the only person in my office whom I really like.


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