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Estrange   /ɛstrˈeɪndʒ/   Listen

(past & past part. estranged; pres. part. estranging)
Remove from customary environment or associations.
Arouse hostility or indifference in where there had formerly been love, affection, or friendliness.  Synonyms: alien, alienate, disaffect.

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"Estrange" Quotes from Famous Books

... to estrange us, and I suspect that those tale-bearers who repeated alternately to you and to me our mutual expressions were the chief obstacles to any good understanding between us. Each believed that what was said proceeded from deliberate ...
— Beethoven's Letters 1790-1826, Volume 1 of 2 • Lady Wallace

... repentance only brings, Doth bid me, now, my heart from Love estrange! Love is disdained when it doth look at Kings; And Love low placed base and apt to change. There Power doth take from him his liberty, Her[e] Want of Worth makes him in cradle die. O sweet woods! the delight of solitariness! O how much ...
— Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age • Various

... mine, if I should other deem, Nor can coy Fortune contrary allow: But, my Anselmo, loth I am to say I must estrange that friendship— Misconsture not, tis from the Realm, not thee: Though Lands part Bodies, Hearts keep company. Thou knowst that I imparted often have Private relations with my royal Sire, Had as concerning beautious Amadine, Rich Aragon's bright ...
— 2. Mucedorus • William Shakespeare [Apocrypha]

... of Verdun Royal, sir," she replied. "I left because Miss L'Estrange was growing up, and my lady wished ...
— Wife in Name Only • Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay)

... like angels' sympathies, Is as the breath of Heaven and cannot change No earthly shudder taints its sinless kiss. No sorrow can your loving hearts estrange; No selfish pride destroy the priceless bliss Of loving and confiding. Oh exchange Not love like this, so heavenly and so true. For all the vows that lovers' ...
— Graham's Magazine Vol XXXIII No. 2 August 1848 • Various

... same weary round be tramped again, each always in the right, and the other in the wrong. Every time they made it up, their relation seemed unimpaired, but it was hardly possible things should go on thus and not at length quite estrange their hearts. ...
— Heather and Snow • George MacDonald

... without knowing it she detested everything revolutionary and who dreaded official functions as the most dangerous of rivals, the most likely to estrange her lover's affections, the tender Elodie was impressed by the glamour attaching to a magistrate called upon to pronounce judgment in matters of life and death. Besides which, Evariste's promotion ...
— The Gods are Athirst • Anatole France

... coolness had followed, and the old friendship seemed dead. Christine was grieved at this, for she realised well enough that he had broken off all intercourse with his comrades for her sake. She constantly reverted to the subject; she did not want to estrange him from his friends, and indeed she insisted that he should invite them. But, though he promised to set matters right, he did nothing of the kind. It was all over; what was the use of raking ...
— His Masterpiece • Emile Zola

... manner, the "Thtre de Clara Gazul, comdienne espagnole", for which he borrowed a sub-title: "Collection des thtres trangers", from a collection of foreign dramas edited by Ladvocat. He prefaced the plays with a "Notice sur Clara Gazul", signed: Joseph L'Estrange, who was supposed to be the editor of them. In 1827 he continued this vein of clever imitation under the cloak of fictitious editorship in "La Guzla, choix de posies illyriques recueillies dans la Dalmatie, la Bosnie, la Croatie et l'Herzgovina." This book consisted of twenty-eight ...
— Quatre contes de Prosper Mrime • F. C. L. Van Steenderen

... on her part, and bravely boyish and honest confession on his, had any logical or possible connection with the momentous conversation that they were having to-night. Her heart recoiled in sick terror from any word that would hurt or estrange him now, but she might have found that word, and might have said it, could she have hoped that it would convey her meaning to him. But Jim's standard of morals, for himself, was, like that of most men, still the college standard. It was too bad to have clouded the bright mirror, but it was ...
— The Story Of Julia Page - Works of Kathleen Norris, Volume V. • Kathleen Norris

Words linked to "Estrange" :   drift away, alien, alter, remove, change, wean, move out, modify, take out, drift apart

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