alienness


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alienness

(ˈeɪlɪənnəs)
n
the state or quality or being alien, foreign, or unfamiliar
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Moreover, action and judgment share in their fundamental groundlessness a constitutive alienness to the concept, to that which can be identified in advance.
If "truth appears as we stumble," (9) then it is knowing that makes us stumble, knowing in conversation with the unknown, the uneven footpaths where we trip over novelty for its glorious alienness, the meeting of entities drawing crevasses as they come together to catch our shoes: our unsteadiness for the way we marvel at the newness, at the revelations of a thing now known amidst all the vast inscrutability, all the more fathomless the further the comprehensible extends.
Strangely, the Quraysh themselves do not seem to have protested that label, so for them the words "foreign" and "Persian" probably did not reference the alienness and contamination of these ideas.
The alienness of all the world to the experience of an individual that needs to be transcended is signalled by what arguably is the benchmark for masculine heroism for Bombay cinema--the character of Devdas, the central protagonist of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's eponymous novel that has been adapted to screen time and again in Bombay film history.
Because the timeline of the uncanny is not chronological, it invites us to resist the impulse to read only some texts--usually modern, postcolonial, emergent, or otherwise belated texts--in the shadow of their greater others, and to recognize instead a ghostly alienness animating every text.
Hearing the sounds communicates ideas about the different atmospheres and highlights the sheer alienness of the other worlds in our solar system.
93Many visitors to Turkey at all times have been concerned (as I am) to feel as strongly as possible the alienness of the place, not its familiarity.
sense of alienness that Jack carries with him, as if he has always been at a distance from their ethos and speech, even perhaps parodying these, unconsciously or not.
All this, one may charge, results in a text too alien in English; but that alienness is also the availability of the text to say something beyond what its translator made of it.
McKay seems to criticise Archer's description of the famous shrine island of Miyajima because the account does not resemble a travelogue, but instead focuses on the alienness of the Shinto ritual.
FERNANDEZ RODRIGUEZ, Manuel, 'Primitive Alchemy: Alienness in Olga Novo', see A, LITERATURE: Palacios & Lojo, pp.