This popular Romanism was the greatest of all Gustavus's difficulties, because it tended to alienate the Swedish peasants.
Even where we least like him we find nothing small or mean to alienate our respect from him.
To this the beys assented, but with considerable misgivings; for they had intercepted letters from Au to the Albanians, endeavouring to alienate them from their side to his own.
Alliances with various land powers, and an inability to understand the true relations which alone could unite the league, combined to alienate the allies, who could discover no reason for the expenditure of their contributions on protecting Sparta or Corinth against Thebes.
The Statute of Mortmain forbade any man to alienate land to the church without royal licence.