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He had preserved a typically British aloofness during the voyage, and he had never spoken to her.
THE AMAZING INTERLUDEMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
Both were nevertheless overpowered by the sense of their legitimacy and sacred aloofness.
THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BONAPARTEWILLIAM MILLIGAN SLOANE
He did not wish to imperil Alan's superb aloofness by involving him in the acrimonious and undignified defence of a friend.
SINISTER STREET, VOL. 1COMPTON MACKENZIE
But I knew that she was not deceived, then or later, by my new, almost hostile attitude of aloofness.
Val's unwonted silence and aloofness the evening before had not been lost upon her cousin.
THE OPEN QUESTIONELIZABETH ROBINS
Withal, however, he felt a strange loneliness, and an aloofness from the clamoring world about him.
Its main corridor had the bustle and crush of a busy street; but every face had an aspect of aloofness, almost of hostility.
The aloofness of class is a potent cause of misunderstanding, but Art knows nothing of social distinctions.
SPIRIT AND MUSICH. ERNEST HUNT
Barclay, totally unable to account for Paul's sudden recension from his aloofness, nevertheless secretly rejoiced.
HIGH NOONANONYMOUS
In order to the sane endurance of the intimate trouble of the soul an aloofness of language is needful.
THE RHYTHM OF LIFEALICE MEYNELL

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perdureverb (used without object) | [per-door, -dyoor ]SEE DEFINITION
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