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aloof from

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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Jessica Harrington, trainer of Princess Aloof We're trying to get some black type with her.
They all work as traders, they are obligated to the King, and in the parliament this wise king chose from every group representatives in the parliament, even the Jews, who are a small minority," Aloof explained.
Veterans sometimes do have to fight an aloof bureaucracy to obtain what they are clearly due.
Following the loss of a close friend and the failure of a romantic relationship, in the underground rave scene of Goa, Anna roams around aloof, from one Indian town to another.
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).
Earlier in her career, during her sojourn at Bejart's Ballet of the 20th Century, Farrell and Jorge Donn locked limbs in a partnership that scorched the stage--nothing aloof there.
It is woefully aloof from the local and regional level.
He was accused of being aloof in dealing with alumni.
And it's partly because many Americans are aloof from this whole conflict, and couldn't tell you a thing about any offensive.
Reality also bears in upon the aloof unnamed narrator, who has been following Wieder's sporadic and ghoulish appearances through the letters sent by his friend O'Ryan.
Materials are deliberately unostentatious, in keeping with the austere spirit of the Capuchin order, which conceives the church as a welcoming open house, rather than an aloof, overpowering monument.
Play the aloof card, and see if guys get curious about you.
Only Michelangelo remained aloof in Goffen's scheme, indebted only to nature and classical antiquity.
Cats have a reputation as being indifferent and aloof creatures that don't exhibit much of an emotional life.
It's a real connecting point for an institution that can appear to be aloof from the community.