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alienation

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the loss of friendship or affection
  • after years of alienation from her family, she became reconciled with them when her father fell ill

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The first known use of alienation was in the 14th century

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“Alienation.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/alienation. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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