True, I noticed a certain aloofness
on the part of my general friends, but this I ascribed to the disapproval that was prevalent in my circles of my intended marriage with Ernest.
Jasper Dale, under all his shyness and aloofness
, possessed a nature full of delicate romance and poesy, which, denied expression in the common ways of life, bloomed out in the realm of fancy and imagination.
By the wary independence and aloofness
of his dim forest life he preserves his intercourse with his native gods and is admitted from time to time to a rare and peculiar society with nature.
She was very pale and seemed to have wrapped herself in her old mantle of aloofness
For the first one hundred or one hundred and fifty years, it seems, the two languages remained for the most part pretty clearly distinct, but in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries English, abandoning its first aloofness
, rapidly took into itself a large part of the French (originally Latin) vocabulary; and under the influence of the French it carried much farther the process of dropping its own comparatively complicated grammatical inflections--a process which had already gained much momentum even before the Conquest.
Or even just that pointed chin stuck out a little, resentful and not particularly distinguished, doing away with the mysterious aloofness
of her fragile presence.
She was thin, too thin for his taste, and she carried herself with an aloofness
to which he was unaccustomed.
Oblonsky had more than once experienced this extreme sense of aloofness
, instead of intimacy, coming on after dinner, and he knew what to do in such cases.
Bert and Billy were awkward and silent, oppressed by a strange aloofness
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Nigel's artful capturing of the Gallaghers' aloofness
and arrogance helped the finished Wonderwall win Best British Video at the Brit Awards.
The use of the epithet 'vulgar' is as meaningless as criticising Bach's 'Art of Fugue' for its austere aloofness
, for the work is what it is - of its time and place and designed for precisely the effect which Mr Stinchcombe so derides.