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1) aloofness. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs: detachment, distance, remoteness. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, INCLUDE, NEAR....

2) §9. Style and Methods; His Aloofness from Current Affairs. XVIII. Prescott and Motley. Vol. 16. Early National Literature, Part II; Later National Literature, Part I. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...Prescott made his own standards. Nor did he have the incidental training that has been the strength of many an historian. Not trained in the methods of the École...

3) aloof. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote: stood apart with aloof dignity. At a distance but within view; apart. a-2 + luff, windward part of a ship...

4) remoteness. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs: aloofness, detachment, distance. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, INCLUDE, NEAR. 2. The fact or condition of being...

5) distance. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...1. Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs: aloofness, detachment, remoteness. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, INCLUDE, NEAR. 2. An extent, measured or unmeasured,...

6) detachment. Roget s II: The New Thesaurus, Third Edition. 1995.
...assignment: detail. See GROUP. 2. Dissociation from one's surroundings or worldly affairs: aloofness, distance, remoteness. See ATTITUDE, CONCERN, INCLUDE, NEAR....

7) 61252. Thurber, James. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...ability to tell a plot in shimmering detail with such delicacy of treatment and such fine aloofness-that is, reluctance to engage in any direct grappling with what,...

8) 58287. Thoreau, Henry David. The Columbia World of Quotations. 1996
...the Indian, but that is not the name for his improvement. By the wary independence and aloofness of his forest life he preserves his intercourse with his native gods,...

9) §28. The Broadway School. XVIII. The Drama, 1860–1918. Vol. 17. Later National Literature, Part II. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature: An Encyclopedia in Eighteen Volumes. 1907–21
...For it is this lack of guiding principle, this aloofness of dramatic effort, this isolation of the craft, which is quite as wrong as is the idea of a commercial theatre...

10) sulk. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...aloof or withdrawn, as in silent resentment or protest. A mood or display of sullen aloofness or withdrawal: stayed home in a sulk; a case of the sulks. Back-formation...

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