Aloof

Definition of Aloof

A`loof´
n.1.(Zool.) Same as Alewife.
adv.1.At or from a distance, but within view, or at a small distance; apart; away.
Our palace stood aloof from streets.
- Dryden.
2.Without sympathy; unfavorably.
To make the Bible as from the hand of God, and then to look at it aloof and with caution, is the worst of all impieties.
- I. Taylor.
prep.1.Away from; clear from.
Rivetus . . . would fain work himself aloof these rocks and quicksands.
- Milton.

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