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foreign

 [for´en]
1. not normal or usual to a place.
2. in immunology, pertaining to substances not recognized as “self” and capable of inducing an immune response.
foreign body reaction a granulomatous inflammatory response evoked by the presence of a foreign body in the tissues; a characteristic feature of this is the formation of foreign body giant cells (see giant cell).

foreign

/for·eign/ (for´en) in immunology, pertaining to substances not recognized as “self” and capable of inducing an immune response.

foreign

(fôr′ĭn, fŏr′-)
adj.
1. Situated in an abnormal or improper place in the body and typically introduced from outside: a foreign object in the eye.
2. Subject to the jurisdiction of another political unit.

for′eign·ness n.
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Neither could he be willing to depart without again beholding Clifford, whose sensibility, like Phoebe's smile, had talked a kind of heart's language to the foreigner.
The widow was ready, Rowena was ready, so also were the foreigners.
For," said he, "as flourishing a condition as we may appear to be in to foreigners, we labour under two mighty evils: a violent faction at home, and the danger of an invasion, by a most potent enemy, from abroad.
These so generally depend on the laws of nations, and so commonly affect the rights of foreigners, that they fall within the considerations which are relative to the public peace.
Here he was at least, and had been any time these past ten years, a sort of dismal parasite upon the foreigner in Paris.
D'Artagnan had more than once related to his friends his adventure with the stranger, as well as the apparition of the beautiful foreigner, to whom this man had confided some important missive.
Now, however, that you have come to this our country, you shall not want for clothes nor for anything else that a foreigner in distress may reasonably look for.
Again, the prince who holds a country differing in the above respects ought to make himself the head and defender of his less powerful neighbours, and to weaken the more powerful amongst them, taking care that no foreigner as powerful as himself shall, by any accident, get a footing there; for it will always happen that such a one will be introduced by those who are discontented, either through excess of ambition or through fear, as one has seen already.
We give these estimates on the authority of a trader of long experience, and a foreigner by birth.
Hunsden that, as I watched him (I had nothing better to do), suggested to me, every now and then, the idea of a foreigner.
But in regard to the shrill voice, the peculiarity is - not that they disagreed - but that, while an Italian, an Englishman, a Spaniard, a Hollander, and a Frenchman attempted to describe it, each one spoke of it as that of a foreigner.
To all such questions he returned the same answer--namely, that the old lady was an influential foreigner, a Russian, a Countess, and a grande dame, and that she had taken the suite which, during the previous week, had been tenanted by the Grande Duchesse de N.