distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

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distance (oneself) from (someone or something)

To limit engagement or association (or the appearance thereof) between oneself and someone or something. Politicians have been quick to distance themselves from the senator ever since news of her drug scandal broke. The company, trying to build up its environmentally-friendly image, has been distancing itself from its past connections to the oil industry.
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We would further like to distance ourselves from any subsequent coverage on this or related issues.
It is true that the US' policies toward the Arab world has not been very consistent but we cannot and should not distance ourselves from the US.
We must to be careful and let us distance ourselves from them," he said.
CDATA[ It is imperative we condemn attacks by Jewish extremists and distance ourselves from them.
She writes: "When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.
Most of us distance ourselves from the pain of others until we no longer can.
We want to distance ourselves from the bottom two as much as we can.
If we want to have a sound, logical, precise and helpful view about the issue of women, we should distance ourselves from the western thoughts on matters like jobs and gender equality," he said.
If she is not aware of the huge appetite in Sutton to distance ourselves from the largest most centralised local authority in Europe, with her own Mere Green area very close to doing a Unilateral Declaration of Independence, it may say something about how close she is to grass roots opinion.
For Britain, an island nation that relies on overseas trade, it would surely be foolish to distance ourselves from the EU.
The more we distance ourselves from these two factors, the more our strength is reduced and our weakness grows," he added.
or a desire to distance ourselves from our animal nature," they wrote.
We unequivocally distance ourselves from this kind of defamation of the Prophet and of Islam," the German Foreign Minister said.
Nabih Berri said "As we distance ourselves from the details of crisis in Syria, we intend not to drag Lebanon to its eventsC* we try to present ourselves as an example for coexistence without forgetting the Syrian white hands which rescued Lebanon at time of sedition.
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