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aloof
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
socially distant or uninterested in something that interests others — often thinking oneself superior to others
  • She had held so aloof of late that her trouble, never generally known, was nearly forgotten in Marlott.
    2 — Maiden No More (95% in)
  • Living in such close relations, to meet meant to fall into endearment; flesh and blood could not resist it; and, having arrived at no conclusion as to the issue of such a tendency, he decided to hold aloof for the present from occupations in which they would be mutually engaged.
    4 — The Consequence (3% in)

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