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alien

an organism, usually a plant, that is not native to the environment in which it occurs, and that is thought to have been introduced by man.
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Moreover, action and judgment share in their fundamental groundlessness a constitutive alienness to the concept, to that which can be identified in advance.
If "truth appears as we stumble," (9) then it is knowing that makes us stumble, knowing in conversation with the unknown, the uneven footpaths where we trip over novelty for its glorious alienness, the meeting of entities drawing crevasses as they come together to catch our shoes: our unsteadiness for the way we marvel at the newness, at the revelations of a thing now known amidst all the vast inscrutability, all the more fathomless the further the comprehensible extends.
Strangely, the Quraysh themselves do not seem to have protested that label, so for them the words "foreign" and "Persian" probably did not reference the alienness and contamination of these ideas.
Working with British Gothic materials took Harby from America to the historically and geographically remote locale of sixteenth-century Florence, and it provided villains whose alienness was likewise at a far remove from his own.
Her use of the word "thing" to describe the instrument that pumps out the internal organs of the cadaver suggests an alienness to the act, made graphically sexual by words like "jabbed," "poked," and "molested.
I think the alienness of that underwater world prevents us from appreciating what we are doing to the oceans, which is in some ways even more serious than what we are doing to the land.
The alienness of all the world to the experience of an individual that needs to be transcended is signalled by what arguably is the benchmark for masculine heroism for Bombay cinema--the character of Devdas, the central protagonist of Sarat Chandra Chatterjee's eponymous novel that has been adapted to screen time and again in Bombay film history.
It leads back to basic experiences of welcoming in a context of globalization where the experience of alienness has become rare.
But such alienness is not to be mistaken for alienation; it is, rather, a key component of the couple's enduring magnetism.
Many images confront us with the animal's alienness, its absolute inhumanity, denying our attempts to decipher our own reflections in their countenance.
For Marshall Brown world literature is defined in terms of close encounters and their "shock value", with readers facing the literary as that which "retains its alienness even in the original" (Brown "Encountering the World" 2011: 364).
Because the timeline of the uncanny is not chronological, it invites us to resist the impulse to read only some texts--usually modern, postcolonial, emergent, or otherwise belated texts--in the shadow of their greater others, and to recognize instead a ghostly alienness animating every text.