Example sentences for: alienate

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

  • Felicity didn't just alienate Noel and her best friend and land herself a boyfriend who gives every sign of being a sleazebag (and whom one hopes she'll slough off within an episode or two).

  • Gore's problem, therefore, is not that he is a "beta" (vice presidents--even Lyndon Johnson--must be) or that he is reserved (so was Lincoln), but that hiring a Dick Morris hanger-on like Naomi Wolf and trying to hide it shows a "stunning lapse in intelligence," a daft inability to perceive what will mobilize and what will alienate the voters.

  • 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).

  • That's OK in the sex industry, but not so great in others, because it tends to alienate the loyal supporters who form the core of the business.

  • I think we are reaching new levels of cynicism in New York City politics, which can only further alienate people from civic engagement.


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