1‘his homosexuality alienated him from his conservative father’
estrange, turn away, set apart, drive apart, isolate, detach, distance, put at a distance
set against, part, separate, cut off, sever, divide, divorce, disunite, set at odds, set at variance, make hostile to, drive a wedge between, sow dissension
2‘they approached the government for aid in preventing the land from being alienated’
transfer, convey, pass on, hand over, devolve
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.