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estranged from (one)

No longer having a relationship with someone, often due to hostilities. They had such an ugly divorce that Dave is now estranged from his ex-wife. What happened between Molly and her mother? How long have they been estranged from each other?
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*estranged from someone

to be alienated from someone. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) Toward the end, they were estranged from each other, so a separation was perfectly natural. She had been estranged from her husband for a number of years.
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This process of estrangement is the subject of Catherine Nicholson's beautifully written Uncommon Tongues, which argues that the vernacular eloquence of the early English Renaissance is fundamentally eccentric, estranged both from familiar ideals of Englishness as well as classical standards of linguistic propriety.