alien


alien
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noun
1 non-citizen
ADJECTIVE
enemy

During the war, he was imprisoned as an enemy alien.

illegal, undocumented (AmE)

Illegal aliens are usually deported to their country of origin.

criminal (AmE)
undesirable
resident
VERB + ALIEN
deport

The provisions would broaden the government's ability to deport aliens.

apprehend, arrest, detain (all esp. AmE)
hire (esp. AmE)

It is illegal for employers to hire aliens not authorized for employment. (AmE)

2 creature from another planet
ADJECTIVE
space

Do you genuinely believe that space aliens have landed on our planet?

giant
intelligent

Few movies represent intelligent aliens as physically different from humans.

ALIEN + VERB
abduct, kidnap

He was convinced that he'd been abducted by aliens.

invade

In the movie aliens invade Earth.

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adj.
VERBS
be, feel, seem
become
find sth

It was an act of violence that she found alien and shocking.

ADVERB
so, very
completely, entirely, totally, utterly
quite, somewhat
essentially

What is it like to live in an essentially alien culture?

PREPOSITION
to

They spoke a language totally alien to him.

Alien is used with these nouns: ↑being, ↑concept, ↑creature, ↑culture, ↑encounter, ↑environment, ↑land, ↑menace, ↑monster, ↑planet, ↑presence, ↑race, ↑smuggling, ↑species, ↑territory, ↑world

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