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aloof
 a.  apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  A little aloof, as became an aristocrat, lay a black-spotted carriage dog, muzzle on paws, patiently waiting for the boys to go home to supper.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
2  He was courteous always, but aloof, remote.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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3  If she did resent it, she never gave any sign of it, treating Scarlett with the same slightly aloof, kindly courtesy she had always shown her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  She saw too that the old aloof face of Ashley, the one she knew so well, had come back and it was wintry too, and harsh with hurt and remorse.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
5  Lost causes had a romantic charm for her, and she liked to picture herself as standing aloof from the vulgar press of the Quirinal, and sacrificing her pleasure to the claims of an immemorial tradition.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
6  It was perhaps her very manner of holding herself aloof that appealed to his collector's passion for the rare and unattainable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
7  Mrs. Peniston disliked scenes, and her determination to avoid them had always led her to hold herself aloof from the details of Lily's life.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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8  When she was most ardently singing hymns or planning deviltry she yet seemed gently aloof and critical.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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9  She put her hand to her mouth, her forefinger and thumb quite painfully pinching her lower lip, and frowned, and enjoyed being aloof.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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10  The place was crowded with Scandinavian farmwives, standing aloof in shawls and ancient fawn-colored leg o mutton jackets, awaiting the return of their lords.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
11  Stately and aloof among vainglorious tiring-maids, a queen in robes that murmured on the marble floor, she trod the gallery of a crumbling palace.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
12  The Haydocks themselves kept aloof, but the others tolerated him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
13  Of all the strange, uprooted people among the first settlers, those two men were the strangest and the most aloof.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: V
14  Connie and he were attached to one another, in the aloof modern way.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
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15  He had a natural sort of quiet distinction, an aloof pride, and also a certain look of frailty.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Example Sentence:
1  He often keeps aloof when we chat together.
2  Throughout the conversation he remained silent and aloof.
3  She seemed rather aloof when in fact she was just shy.
4  They worked hard, but tended to stay aloof from the local inhabitants.
5  He has remained largely aloof from the hurly - burly of parliamentary politics.
6  Never stand aloof from the masses.
7  The United States should, they argue, attempt to remain aloof.
8  Accustomed to cold, aloof supervisors, Nicholas was amazed at how affable his new employer was.
9  In this age of information and communication, no sector can remain aloof from the revolution in these fileds.