• WordNet 3.6
    • n alienator an unpleasant person who causes friendly people to become indifferent or unfriendly or hostile
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If the U.S. government has no knowledge of aliens, then why does Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal Regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
    • n Alienator One who alienates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In Vulcan, Alberta Canada, the tourist welcome sign is written in both English and Klingon (alien language from “Star Trek”).
    • n alienator One who alienates or transfers property.
    • n alienator A thief.
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  • Roland Barthes
    “There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.”
  • Eugene Ionesco
    “There is no religion in which everyday life is not considered a prison; there is no philosophy or ideology that does not think that we live in alienation.”
  • R. D. Laing
    “Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.”
  • Arthur Miller
    “Without alienation, there can be no politics.”
  • King George III
    King George III
    “Knavery seems to be so much the striking feature of its inhabitants that it may not in the end be an evil that they will become aliens to this kingdom.”
  • Theodore Parker
    “Wealth and want equally harden the human heart, like frost and fire both are alien to human flesh.”


In literature:

Other laws, called the Alien Acts, were also aimed at the Republican immigrants.
"A Short History of the United States" by Edward Channing
Can aliens make treaties easier than friends can make laws?
"A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Lincoln" by Compiled by James D. Richardson
There would be nothing in It alien to us and nothing in us alien to it.
"The Meaning of Good--A Dialogue" by G. Lowes Dickinson
Alien and Sedition Laws, approved by Washington and Federalists, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. I" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Alien and Sedition Laws, approved by Washington and Federalists, ii.
"George Washington, Vol. II" by Henry Cabot Lodge
Scores of waitresses, in pale green and white, moved to and fro like an alien and mercenary population.
"The Roll-Call" by Arnold Bennett
The result was a Rajput revolt and the permanent alienation of the Rajputs from the Mogul Government.
"The World's Greatest Books, Vol XII." by Arthur Mee
Antonyms: repel, repulse, alienate, deter.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
All his people had become alien.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
It seemed to alienate them; they seemed to have drifted apart.
"Evelyn Innes" by George Moore

In poetry:

Paris at night is sad and alien,
Dear to the heart is madness gone!
I'm going home, there's vial of sorrow
And tender portrait of someone.
"In Paris" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
'Neath alien stars your camp-fires glow,
I know you not,--your tents are far.
My hope is but in song to show,
How honoured and dear you are.
"The Masters" by Laurence Hope
The pillars stand, with alien grace,
In churches of a younger race;
The chiselled column, black and rough,
Becomes a roadside cattle-trough:
"Viroconium" by Mary Webb
"Than ever to disfigure thus
Our prairie garden-land,
Let me consort with Cerberus,
Be chained to crags precipitous,
Or seek an alien strand."
"Improvement." by Hattie Howard
Oh, friend of mine, to one whose eyes
Are vexed because of alien things,
For ever in the wall moss lies
The peace of hills and hidden springs.
"Moss on a Wall" by Henry Kendall
So alien still? For I can neither
Dwell in that world, nor turn again
To scythe and spade, but only loiter
Among the trees the smoke has slain.
"On A Ruined Farm Near The 'His Master's Voice Gramophone Factory'" by George Orwell

In news:

With an epic, futuristic storyline spanning multiple alien races, far-out space travel and the survival of the human species, the Halo videogame series demands a gripping cinematic score.
This is actually an Asian species, and it grows in Michigan as an unwanted alien invader capable of taking over large tracts of land quite quickly.
That's how us shy kids figured out how to deal with those new, alien feelings we were experiencing.
Alien Father The Misanthropes Sunday at the Speedway.
The Bush brothers might swap ideas on how to stop alienating moderates in their own party.
"I'm Jim Cameron," the director of Titanic narrates in his large-format nature documentary Aliens of the Deep.
As Arizona delves into uncharted waters on toughening legislation concerning illegal aliens, many states and cities are following suit in the wake of that legislation.
At the risk of alienating Belgians, it seems their most important culinary contributions have been frites and beer.
Don't let Cartman get probed by an alien.
It all started with a break-in then continued to a breaking point when a crazy woman showed up at my door, ranting about aliens who had landed at her house.
Lawyers, real-estate agents, notaries public, travel agents and even some driving instructors have put up signs in recent weeks offering to help illegal aliens sort their way through the complexities of the new immigration law.
Return of the "Alien" Mind.
I got to play some great video games, watch Will Smith move to Bel Air and fight aliens (more than once), and I got to cheer for the greatest, Michael Jordan, while wearing his name-brand shoes.

In science:

Along the same lines, an AliEn-AliEn interface allows the creation of a federation of collaborating Grids. The resources in this picture can be still shared between various top level VOs according to the local site policy so that Grid federations can overlap at resource level.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
Currently AliEn is being considered as the basis of middleware for numerous applications.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
The design of this new middleware revolves around the ideas of AliEn. According to some discussion with the middleware experts of EGEE middleware, the interface of the new middleware will be same as that of its predecessor i.e.
MammoGrid: A Service Oriented Architecture based Medical Grid Application
That is, he advocated Humean supervenience for an “inner sphere” consisting of the non-alien worlds—defined (in his quiddistic theory of natural properties) as the worlds where any instantiated natural property is not alien to the actual world.
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter
He agreed that this reply had not given a reason for thinking that enduring ob jects were different in their fundamental nature from perduring ob jects, so that one or both of the disc worlds had to be alien; (in response to Haslanger (1994); cf. also Robinson 1989, p. 403-404).
On the Persistence of Homogeneous Matter