[Ads-l] "disenfranchised" = "disenchanted"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Wed Sep 23 17:31:34 UTC 2015

A radio pundit on the Catholic Church hoping that -- or perhaps merely wondering whether -- the decrease in membership in America will be ameliorated by the Pope's visit:  "Many Americans have been disenfranchised with the Catholic Church in recent years."
[Approximate; and I'm not sure whether he used "with" or "by".  Even if he used "by", in the context I don't believe he meant "forced out"; rather, "left voluntarily".]


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