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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aloof  \A*loof"\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Same  as  {Alewife}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aloof  \A*loof"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  loof,  fr  D.  loef  luff,  and  so 
  meaning,  as  a  nautical  word  to  the  windward.  See  {Loof}, 
  {Luff}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aloof  \A*loof"\,  prep. 
  Away  from  clear  from  [Obs.] 
 
  Rivetus  .  .  .  would  fain  work  himself  aloof  these  rocks 
  and  quicksands.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aloof 
  adj  :  remote  in  manner;  "stood  apart  with  aloof  dignity";  "a 
  distant  smile"  [syn:  {distant}] 
  adv  :  in  an  aloof  manner;  "the  local  gentry  and  professional 
  classes  had  held  aloof  for  the  school  had  accepted 
  their  sons  readily  enough" 




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