I have employed the interval in making inquiries, and I have at last discovered the hostile influence which has estranged
you from me.
And in all probability you will see your brother, and whatever may be his faults, or the faults of his wife, when I consider whose son he is, I cannot bear to have you so wholly estranged
from each other."
For a moment, as he stood under the doors of that estranged
house, and looked east and west along the solitary pavement of the Royal Terrace, where not a cat was stirring, the sense of solitude and desolation took him by the throat, and he wished himself in San Francisco.
The mere suggestion of my departure had estranged
from me, for the time at least, Mehevi, who was the most influential of all the chiefs, and who had previously exhibited so many instances of his; friendly sentiments.
The favor which Anne of Austria thus extended to the young man, and the welcome sound of the language of a country from which the duke had been estranged
since his stay in France, deeply affected him.
She had too old a regard for him to be so wholly estranged
as might in two meetings extinguish every past hope, and leave him nothing to do but to keep away from Uppercross: but there was such a change as became very alarming, when such a man as Captain Wentworth was to be regarded as the probable cause.
The accession of wealth made no difference in his habits of life: he was a lonely old man, estranged
from his other relatives, when my mother and I returned to England.
Possessed of a fortune, h e was alone in the world; his futu re destroyed at the fair outset of life; his mother and brother estranged
from him; his sister lately married, with interests and hopes in which he had no share.
So long estranged
by fate and circumstances, they needed something slight and casual to run before and throw open the doors of intercourse, so that their real thoughts might be led across the threshold.
'But, my dear Sir, though estranged
(by the force of circumstances over which I have had no control) from the personal society of the friend and companion of my youth, I have not been unmindful of his soaring flight.
Such unscientific balderdash," added the doctor, flushing suddenly purple, "would have estranged
Damon and Pythias."
Now the sight of this chateau had taken Raoul back fifty leagues westward and had caused him to review his life from the moment when he had taken leave of little Louise to that in which he had seen her for the first time; and every branch of oak, every gilded weathercock on roof of slates, reminded him that, instead of returning to the friends of his childhood, every instant estranged
him further and that perhaps he had even left them forever.