stranger to

stranger to (something or some place)

someone who is new to an area or place. Although John was a stranger to big cities, he enjoyed visiting New York. You are a stranger to our town, and I hope you feel welcome.
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No stranger to interviewing the most famous names in the music biz, Blathnaid lands her biggest scoop to date when she tracks down Ed Sheeran's long lost brother, Ned Sheeran, and investigates the tall tales he has to divulge
Discussing the new, unpredictable meanings generated by metaphoric activity, which eventually become domesticated as "dead metaphor" and thus need to be re-estranged, he explains that the "health of a culture in this way depends upon its being continually made a stranger to itself, and the source of that estrangement can come from anywhere" (51).
What compels a complete stranger to risk their life to help someone?
17) The disciples demonstrate hospitality by inviting the stranger to stay with them.
And in a burst of unfortunate timing, they choose this night to flee and this stranger to berate for his ignorance of "the facts.
For this reason, John Wesley, who was no stranger to the vicissitudes of eighteenth-century daily urban life, instructed his followers never to invoke angels.
The playwright Craig Lucas is no stranger to philosophical exploration.
MANY READERS HAVE TAKEN THE ELEATIC STRANGER to represent a later stage of Plato's philosophical development because the arguments or doctrines the Stranger presents in the Sophist appear to be better than those Socrates articulates in earlier dialogues.
Unable to locate money, the father asked the stranger to care for his infant for 15 minutes while he searched for rock cocaine, police said.
While she admits that the two figures are sometimes interchangeable, by emphasizing the importance of "safe" feminine places and by gradually reducing Simmel's stranger to one of masculine alienation (using Wright as the example), she denies herself an opportunity to investigate the complex kinds of black migration that occur within the city.
Christians are called to a hospitality toward others that is based on the foundational reality that the face of Christ himself is in every stranger to whom we can be hospitable (Mt 25:35, 43).
The pensioner had become suspicious and told the stranger to leave but when he had gone the pensioner discovered his wallet containing cash and cards was missing.
Desperate to buy rock cocaine, a man asked a stranger to hold onto his 10-month-old daughter early Monday morning, then left to buy the drugs - and did not return, police said.
If the sophist is the sign of being as the other, and if therefore it is not inappropriate for the Stranger to be the philosopher in being his hunter, he still is not the only other in the Sophist.