estrange

Part of speech: noun

Estrangement.

Part of speech: verb

To make strange or distant; alienate.

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Usage examples "estrange":

  1. A man must estrange himself from the world, which is sorrow. - "The Soul of a People", H. Fielding.
  2. It is easy to conceive how Rousseau's way of ordering himself would gradually estrange so hard a head as this. - "Rousseau Volumes I. and II.", John Morley.
  3. For difference of character leads to difference of aims, and the result of such diversity is to estrange friends. - "Treatises on Friendship and Old Age", Marcus Tullius Cicero.