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WATCH NOW: Are "Immigrant," "Ex-pat," And "Alien" Synonyms?
The words "immigrant," "expat," and "alien" all have some history and tensions behind them. Is one word better to use than the others? This man helps us figure it out.
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OTHER WORDS FROM aliennon·al·ien, noun, adjectivepro·al·ien, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for alien
The idea that I might simply want to express my independent thoughts was alien to them.
A limited number of medical patients will be able to purchase “Chunky Diesel” or “Alien Dawg” for just $100.Colorado Weed Dispensaries Celebrate ‘Green Friday’|Abby Haglage|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“They treated me like an alien,” she says, explaining that North Koreans are viciously stereotyped in South Korea.How ‘Titanic ’Helped This Brave Young Woman Escape North Korea’s Totalitarian State|Lizzie Crocker|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Last but not least, the Inhumans are a genetically advanced “inhuman race” that was formed via experimentation by the alien Kree.Inside Marvel’s Phase 3: How ‘The Avengers’ Cross Paths with Black Panther and the New Superheroes|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Or maybe we just need one of those bogus “alien invasions” that Paul Krugman is always flapping his gums about.This One Picture of Telly Savalas Refutes All Fears That Progress Has Ended|Nick Gillespie|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An alien was not to eat thereof: it belonged especially to the covenant people.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus|G. A. Chadwick
The members of it, almost all alien immigrants, comprise the ultra-orthodox section of the community.
But of that I will not speak, being myself an alien with no particular pretensions to be desirable.What I Saw in America|G. K. Chesterton
I feel it about certain quaint and alien societies, especially about the Japanese.A Miscellany of Men|G. K. Chesterton
The gains of alien merchants were looked upon more unfavourably than those of English merchants.