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used in Gone with the Wind

12 uses
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socially distant or uninterested in something that interests others — often thinking oneself superior to others
  • The white house reared its tall columns before her, seeming to withdraw with dignified aloofness from her.
    1.6 (99% in)
  • A little aloof, as became an aristocrat, lay a black-spotted carriage dog, muzzle on paws, patiently waiting for the boys to go home to supper.
    1.1 (6% in)
  • He was courteous always, but aloof, remote.
    1.2 (25% in)
  • Oh, why was he so handsomely blond, so courteously aloof, so maddeningly boring with his talk about Europe and books and music and poetry and things that interested her not at all—and yet so desirable?
    1.2 (26% in)
  • When she departed from her father's house forever, she had left a home whose lines were as beautiful and flowing as a woman's body, as a ship in full sail; a pale pink stucco house built in the French colonial style, set high from the ground in a dainty manner, approached by swirling stairs, banistered with wrought iron as delicate as lace; a dim, rich house, gracious but aloof.
    1.3 (73% in)
  • If she did resent it, she never gave any sign of it, treating Scarlett with the same slightly aloof, kindly courtesy she had always shown her.
    1.6 (13% in)
  • She had to be grave and aloof.
    1.7 (62% in)
  • It was the unhappiest face she was ever to see, a face from which all aloofness had fled.
    2.15 (99% in)
  • She saw too that the old aloof face of Ashley, the one she knew so well, had come back and it was wintry too, and harsh with hurt and remorse.
    4.31 (94% in)
  • But, no matter what sights they had seen, what menial tasks they had done and would have to do, they remained ladies and gentlemen, royalty in exile—bitter, aloof, incurious, kind to one another, diamond hard, as bright and brittle as the crystals of the broken chandelier over their heads.
    4.35 (85% in)
  • She swallowed her wrath and tried to assume an aloof air of dignity but with little success.
    5.57 (91% in)
  • The drowsy aloofness had gone from his gray eyes and they were wide and unmasked.
    5.61 (67% in)

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