His aloof response made her look up.
He kept himself aloof from all party strife.
Fersen stood quite aloof from the revolution of 1809.
I simply wish to refuse allegiance to the State, to withdraw and stand aloof from it effectually.
The Magyar nation stood aloof from it.
In politics, while he held aloof from the clubs, and even from parties, he was an ardent defender of the new institutions.
Long confinement in the palace aloof from state affairs had left him pious, God-fearing and pacific in disposition.
Venice stood aloof, professing a nominal allegiance to the East.
The mystics held aloof from both, and devoted themselves to the practical work of preaching and edification.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
"Come," he says, "don't hold aloof from the common regime.
He had no intention, however, of becoming a recluse, or of permanently holding himself aloof from public life.