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Emotionally and/or physically distant from someone. I've never seen the CEO before—he stays pretty aloof from the rest of us. I don't think Holly is ready to talk about her breakup yet—she's been keeping aloof from all of her friends.

*aloof from someone or something

being remote or distant from someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; keep ~; remain ~; stay ~.) She tends to keep aloof from the rest of us. Ken stays aloof from other committee members between meetings.
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There are two reasons for it, one is lip service or to emphasize his love to the Jews there," Israeli immigration activist Natan Aloof commented in response to King Al-Khalifa's invitation.
with the neutrality of an aloof museum guard and secret visionary of
For example, Rosen casts Thomas Jefferson as John Marshall's aloof and abstracted executive-branch foil, arguing that Jefferson's overcommitment to states' rights led him to flail ineffectively at Marshall's federalizing jurisprudence.
But in Frears' film the current occupant of Buckingham Palace lives in a decidedly post-Elizabethan era, and her subjects see the queen's ramrod spine and stoic manners as signs of cold and aloof indifference, not courage or conviction.
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Throughout his life, Hughes cultivated a public persona as a warmly democratic poet who would bring together the rich assortment of people in America, yet, as Leach stresses, he had a life-long tendency "to hold himself aloof," perhaps to protect himself from "emotional vulnerability" and preserve his "creative independence" (79).
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It is woefully aloof from the local and regional level.
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