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Sentences with the verb alienate

8 examples:

In order to conquer the centre, we'll have to alienate the left wing of the party.

Want to alienate your customers good and quick?
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

Obama tries to persuade Putin that it's a mistake to alienate himself from the West.
(USA Today - World, )

Clever marketing is no longer the key to your customers' affection -- in fact, it may alienate them.
(Forbes - Entrepreneurs, )

People don't tend to feel warm and fuzzy about their bankers, in part because bankers have a nasty habit of doing things to alienate their customers.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

This weekend, the cosmetics brand Lancome faced a dilemma involving two major international markets: It could alienate its customers in mainland China, or alienate its customers in Hong Kong.
(Los Angeles Times - World News, )

Justin Bieber continues to alienate his fans while on tour, with his latest incident, caught on film, showing the Canadian singer telling devotees they 'suck' during an encounter on the street.
(CBC News in CBC News - Arts & Entertainment, )

Keen not to alienate their hip, young customer base with anachronistic, Crimewatch-esque pixelation and black rectangles, many brands and publications have taken to censoring nudes with emoji lately.
(Christopher Hooton in The Independent - Arts & Entertainment, )

Questions

2 examples:

Is there such a thing as a women's vote, or does talk of a homogeneous group actually alienate women?
(BBC News - Politics, )

In the film, perhaps the first aimed squarely at an audience more his own age since 2008’s How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, the 44-year-old plays Hector, a psychiatrist dealing with a crisis many of us might have faced at some point in our lives: am I in the right relationship?
(The Independent - People, )

Other sentences

29 examples:

Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
(Mark B. Cohen)

Others say that might alienate the public.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

But more importantly, the Moto X doesn't really alienate anyone.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The bold, new interface to Gmail likely will confuse and alienate a lot of people.
(CNET News, )

Japan is concerned that joining the bank will alienate the US while helping China.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Labour Party donor Assem Allam says Ed Miliband cannot afford to alienate business leaders.
(BBC News - Politics, )

The unsolicited offer for Norfolk Southern managed to alienate nearly every ally the railway needed.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Ditching the salt will be easier said than done for companies who don’t want to alienate finicky customers.
(NBC News, )

Abrams had to bring Star Trek back in a way that would appeal to a mass audience but not alienate hard core fans.
(Forbes - Business, )

Companies used to avoid hot-button social issues, fearing that a strong stance could alienate customers and staff.
(The Wall Street Journal - U.S. Business, )

Sports talk in the workplace, whether about the World Cup or the World Series, can exclude and alienate some employees.
(The New York Times - Soccer, )

Martin Jol last night warned Fulham supporters not to alienate Bryan Ruiz after they turned their anger on the Costa Rica international.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

When Rodrigo Duterte became Philippine president many predicted his desire to mend relations with China could alienate the United States.
(Fox News - U.S., )

Nick Clegg has expressed concern that the Government’s plans to promote “British values” in schools could alienate moderate Muslims.
(The Independent - U.K. News, )

The Obama administration’s move against emissions from coal-fired plants will alienate an industry and a region that is already alienated.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

New research finds that off-site work can disrupt teamwork, alienate people who remain in the office and perpetuate increased telecommuting.
(The New York Times - Business, )

Companies screening social media accounts of job applicants alienate potential employees and make it harder to attract top job candidates, U.S. researchers say.
(UPI - Business News, )

Tory MP Mark Field (pictured), an ally of Tory leadership hopeful Adam Afriyie, raised fears that the new focus on immigration could alienate ethnic minorities.
(Daily Mail - News, )

McConnell’s announcement that he would block a nomination appeals to conservatives, but could alienate moderates and imperil incumbent Republicans in swing states.
(The New York Times - U.S. News, )

But ahead of voting in Tuesday's Senate primary in Florida, the freshman lawmaker is reluctant to alienate Trump's supporters in a state the billionaire won by nearly 20 points.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

This weekend the movie "Fifty Shades of Grey" will inspire thousands of adventurous date nights, animate umpteen giggle-filled ladies' nights — and alienate an awful lot of people.
(Rebecca Keegan in Los Angeles Times - Entertainment News, )

A 2012 email by the Atlanta Hawks’ controlling owner, Bruce Levenson, shows how the league and team owners can alienate an existing black fan base as they seek to draw in more white fans.
(The New York Times - Pro-Basketball, )

The elimination of several high-level positions and sectarian quotas in political appointments is meant to transform Iraq’s corrupt political system, but it could further alienate Sunnis.
(The New York Times - World News, )

Alexis Tsipras (pictured), leader of the winning anti-bailout party, believes such deals 'alienate tourists from the local economy' and warned that contracts with large resort chains will be reviewed.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A leader of Alternative for Germany, which gained support by opposing eurozone bailouts, says he wants a ban on some Muslim immigration, a position that courts new supporters but could alienate others.
(The Wall Street Journal - World News, )

House Republicans on Wednesday dropped a bill that would have banned abortions after 20 weeks, ending legislation that at one time seemed certain to pass but fell victim to inter-party disputes over concerns that the law would alienate women voters.
(Fox News - Politics, )

You'd think basic skills in how to present yourself in such a way as not to alienate those folks who would be signing your prospective pay check might have been taught (or at least offered) at some point in Gen Y's higher ed experience, but you'd apparently be wrong.
(Forbes - Education, )

President Obama said NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s controversial decision not to stand during the playing of the National Anthem to protest perceived racial issues was his “constitutional right,” though Obama allowed the demonstration could alienate some in the law enforcement and military communities.
(Fox News - Politics, )

More recently, in light of Russia's actions in Crimea and eastern Ukraine, Lukashenko has been increasingly pursuing a course that belies his nervousness regarding Russian intentions and his determination to create more distance between Minsk and Moscow, while not going so far as to completely alienate his powerful neighbor on whose goodwill Belarus so obviously depends.
(Forbes - Business, )

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