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Word: aloof

Definition: apart; not open in one's relationship with other people; reserved; ADV.


Sentences Containing 'aloof'

Come, let me see the list of pitiful fellows who have been kept aloof by Lydia's folly.''
They stood a little aloof while he was talking to their niece, who, astonished and confused, scarcely dared lift her eyes to his face, and knew not what answer she returned to his civil inquiries after her family.
By a conscious effort of the mind we can stand aloof from actions and their consequences; and all things, good and bad, go by us like a torrent.
I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
His disposition -LRB- always inclined to exact concessions rather than to make them -RRB- kept him aloof from all friendships.
Riot and corruption went in the train of the racing chariots; and from all these things Marcus held severely aloof.
His gods are better than the Stoic gods, who sit aloof from all human things, untroubled and uncaring, but his personal hope is hardly stronger.
We crossed the road, and were pressing on towards her, when it occurred to me that she might be more disposed to feel a woman's interest in the lost girl, if we spoke to her in a quieter place, aloof from the crowd, and where we should be less observed.
I observed, however, that one of them held somewhat aloof, and though he seemed desirous not to spoil the hilarity of his shipmates by his own sober face, yet upon the whole he refrained from making as much noise as the rest.
I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
I please myself with imagining a State at last which can afford to be just to all men, and to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor; which even would not think it inconsistent with its own repose if a few were to live aloof from it, not meddling with it, nor embraced by it, who fulfilled all the duties of neighbors and fellow men.

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