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Aloofness

Bartleby
refuses to associate with others or even to mingle with other employees. [Am. Lit.: Melville Bartleby the Scrivener]
Chapin, Joseph
successful attorney blinded by his emotional coldness and his need for propriety and respectability. [Am. Lit.: John O’Hara Ten North Frederick in Benét, 732]
de Coverly, Major
so aloof that nobody dares to ask him his first name. [Am. Lit.: Catch-22]
Gatsby, Jay
enigmatic and aloof from intimacy; addressed others as “old sport.” [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
Hatteras, Captain
paranoid sea captain remains incognito for half a voyage. [Fr. Lit.: Captain Hatteras]
Havisham, Miss
eccentric lady who resents men; maintains a detached attitude toward Pip. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
Miriam
mysteriously reluctant to reveal her past. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
Morgan, Captain
officious officer; will not talk with enlisted men. [Am. Lit.: Mister Roberts, Magill I, 605–607]
Trot, Dame
“not troubled with other folks’ strife.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 13]
Winterbourne
distant from even his own feelings about Daisy. [Am. Lit.: Daisy Miller]
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Whenever election season approached, he starts rooting for the poor people, otherwise, he stays aloof."
Although, co-chairmen of the newly unified party have claimed that their party will become the alternative force, by keeping aloof from the mother party, it cannot be possible, say political observers.
The only MNA elect from Sindh who also opted to stand aloof in parliament is Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar.
"These statements show how aloof the US President and his entourage are from the realities of the region and the dynamics of the conflict," the statement read.
Qamar said how our other sports bodies can remain aloof in such circumstances.
Lily's Rainbow and Princess Aloof, fourth and seventh, were doing their best work in the closing stages, suggesting the extra three furlongs they tackle should be beneficial.
Now the earthenware pot tried its best to keep aloof from the brass one, which cried out: "Fear nothing, friend, I will not strike you."
stands aloof, content in the desolate shallows; all at once
A codified complement to an exhibit of the same name that opened in March at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the book enters a cultural discussion that has spawned as many angry message board posts as it has aloof declarations from critics.
Not much by way of skating except a little aloof commentary, but there is plenty to read-- and it's great, even if it doesn't hit the mark 100-percent of the time.
Japan has so far been aloof to nuclear technology sharing with India because of New Delhi not being a signatory to the NPT.
ISLAMABAD, May 09, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Kashmiri Pundits kept themselves aloof from the fourth phase of Indian parliamentary elections like Kashmiri Muslims, in occupied Kashmir,.