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.
For a long while Sidney kept himself aloof from the duke of Monmouth, to whom he was introduced by Lord Howard.
Venice stood aloof, professing a nominal allegiance to the East.
Long confinement in the palace aloof from state affairs had left him pious, God-fearing and pacific in disposition.
Natasha remained alone and, from the time Princess Mary began making preparations for departure, held aloof from her too.
Large numbers of business men and others who must of necessity live in proximity to the metropolis have their homes aloof from its centre.
He had no intention, however, of becoming a recluse, or of permanently holding himself aloof from public life.
"Come," he says, "don't hold aloof from the common regime.