Example sentences for: alienation

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

  • Tillie Olsen identifies silent periods when women are diverted from their work by needs of their families; Spender talks of “silence upon silence” that has kept women's experience from being encoded; Adrienne Rich, in On Lies, Secrets and Silences , sees women's struggle for self-determination “muffled or silenced over and over”; most recently, Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar chart women authors' apparent alienation from language, their frequent use of pseudonyms an attempt at renaming or, really, naming themselves.

  • For the latest installment of the Internet as crack, see Susan Faludi's Newsweek column, "Rage of the American Male," where the computer is front-and-center in her portrait of the alienation of men in America, as exemplified by the Atlanta shooter, Mark Burton:

  • Late at night, Wade drinks and holds forth on his suspicions in a low rasp over the phone to his younger brother, Rolfe (Willem Dafoe), a Boston academic who subtly feeds the flames of Wade's alienation.

  • The Standard advocates the establishment of a conservative arts weekly (suggested title: Alienation ). It won't make a cent, but even "two years of heterodox culture coverage could galvanize the New York (and hence American) culture scene," which is full of dissatisfied souls seeking only "a place to speak and an institution to rally around."

  • Figgis shoots all this through windows to make the couple's alienation palpable.


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