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aloof
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition socially distant — often thinking oneself superior to others

or:

obviously uninterested in something that interests others — often as though thinking it beneath one's dignity or distasteful
  • From Mr. Earnshaw and his companions she kept aloof; and tutored by Kenneth, and serious threats of a fit that often attended her rages, her brother allowed her whatever she pleased to demand, and generally avoided aggravating her fiery temper.
    Chapter 9 (94% in)

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