aloof

All Adverb Adjective Noun
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  • Men stood aloof but they watched him and spoke of him among themselves. Cited from Wolf Breed, by Jackson Gregory
  • Why had she thus been brought up aloof from every one? Cited from The Rebellion of Margaret, by Geraldine Mockler
  • Sick at heart, he stood aloof while they all paid their court to her. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 100, February, 1866, by Various
  • My earlier life had been passed under conditions which held me quite aloof from anything of the kind. Cited from Beth Norvell, by Randall Parrish
  • Of course there was now only one thing to do -- keep aloof from everything. Cited from The Danger Mark, by Robert W. Chambers
  • No standing aloof in a corner of the room for the boys now. Cited from A Son of the City, by Herman Gastrell Seely
  • Over time she falls in love with him, but he remains aloof.
  • The crew consequently looked up to him, though he kept himself aloof from them. Cited from Will Weatherhelm, by W.H.G. Kingston
  • He was often cold and aloof, when he was actually at home.
  • He remained aloof from them even while he mixed with them. Cited from Never-Fail Blake, by Arthur Stringer
  • He is aloof and has no interest in having a relationship with his aunt.
  • I don't like you the worse for standing aloof during the last five weeks. Cited from Sword and Gown, by George A. Lawrence
  • Their features are middle-eastern and have a distinct language and culture aloof from the main town.
  • Jack, of course, kept aloof, and I saw nothing and heard nothing of him. Cited from The Lady of the Ice, by James De Mille
  • She bent over him her white face, holding her body aloof. Cited from Madelon, by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Yet he has never held himself aloof, and is not commonly proud. Cited from The Masques of Ottawa, by Domino [AKA: Augustus Bridle]
  • Never hold aloof from others because their conversation is not altogether to your taste. Cited from Santa Teresa, by Alexander Whyte
  • The state protected freedom of worship while itself standing aloof of any form of religious influence.
  • His men found him rather aloof, although he generally had good relations with his superintendents.
  • Taking an aloof approach to his illness, he wants to live each day until the last.
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Meaning of aloof

  • adverb In an aloof manner
    the local gentry and professional classes had held aloof for the school had accepted their sons readily enough