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[mass noun] The alleged abduction of a person by an extraterrestrial being:‘victims of alien abduction’[count noun] ‘reports of mysterious UFO sightings and alarming alien abductions’
- ‘If the subject matter of alien abduction interests you, then this might be your cup of tea.’
- ‘In America, the current wave of reports of alien abduction bears a strong resemblance to out of body experiences.’
- ‘The artistry and a sometimes humorous approach can't obscure the fact that "Taken" takes alien abductions rather seriously.’
- ‘Although he died in 1982, Dick's themes of government subterfuge, alien abduction, drug-induced altered states and the malleability of identity remain eerie reflections of our contemporary landscape.’
- ‘He plays Eddie, a paranoid man who lands himself in a mental hospital, driven wacky by relentless visions of alien abduction.’
- ‘The highly respected, intelligent and tenured Harvard psychiatrist has embarrassed his university by very publicly embracing the myth of alien abductions.’
- ‘He loves writing about the supernatural and has written two novels in the last 18 months, one about time travel and the other about alien abduction.’
- ‘Yet another alien abduction TV series is heading this way, sporting the usual nosebleeds, little grey men and glowing spheres.’
- ‘The story focuses on a self-help group of victims of alien abductions, formed to examine these and other close encounters of various kinds.’
- ‘Was this a mass occurrence of alien abduction?’
- ‘Numerous alien abductions occurred throughout the country, and sightings were frequent.’
- ‘It could be deemed irresponsible to encourage patients to believe in alien abduction.’
- ‘You may think that alien abduction is a funny subject, but not everyone does.’
- ‘When I was telling my mother about my sleep paralysis, I told her there was a website that said I was experiencing alien abduction.’
- ‘They are willing to accept the possibility of alien abduction; I wouldn't be.’
- ‘Government deception, secret underground bases, unexplained cattle mutilation, secret advance technology and alien abductions are just a few of the many topics covered in this intelligently researched program.’
- ‘It is an epic saga that weaves together the stories of three families over multiple generations and their crucial roles in the history of alien abductions.’
- ‘According to one estimate, no fewer than 5 million Americans have been subjected to alien abductions.’
- ‘We eventually learn that the women were victims of an alien abduction.’
- ‘With all the reported alien abductions, you might think there would be one high-quality photograph or videotape that would indisputably show aliens in action.’
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