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Brand's a stand-offish kind of cuss, but he don't measure up so much higher than other folks as what he thinks, mebbe.
PIPPIN; A WANDERING FLAMELAURA E. RICHARDS
I have noticed that she is terribly offish with the girls, and they are half afraid to be pleasant with her.
I always have liked military men, but you're so stand-offish; and now, of course, goodness knows what you'll think!
THE DARK TOWERPHYLLIS BOTTOME
But she was very offish until she learned to what party I belonged, and then gave me a dipper full of sweet milk.
THE LITTLE RED FOOTROBERT W. CHAMBERS
I wanta go back to the offish and clean out that bunch of stiffs.
He answered in curt monosyllables, which in turn caused the steward to mistake him for a stand-offish gentleman.
MAJOR VIGOUREUXA. T. QUILLER-COUCH
No, you are very stiff and stand-offish there, I know; that is why you don't require chaperones.
BLUEBELLMRS. GEORGE CROFT HUDDLESTON
If she chose to behave in that offish and unwifely fashion, she could blame no one but herself for its results.
There was a whole history in those snow tracks, mine alone and kind of offish, and the others cuddling together.
WHERE THERE'S A WILLMARY ROBERTS RINEHART
It's human nature, for instance, for me to be crazy about you, when you're as hands-offish as a curly porcupine.
WHERE THERE'S A WILLMARY ROBERTS RINEHART

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