Example sentences for: aloof

How can you use “aloof” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • But Bill Haley and Elvis painted Broadway into a corner it never quite got out of: Musicals stood aloof from rock and became, by definition, staid, conservative, middle-aged--something your parents go see on their wedding anniversary.

  • While we're at it, why not outlaw all words and expressions we've purloined over the years from specialized fields--such as melancholy, hectic, chronic , and allergic (medicine); leading question , time is of the essence (law); by and large, high and dry, slush fund, round robin, aloof (sailing); ego, extrovert, complex, phobia, psyche, depression, trauma, subconscious (same place as empathy); and many more of what Fowler called popularized technicalities.

  • 1 one killer, many hospitals are vying for cancer patients, offering treatments still aloof from the financial restraints of managed care.

  • I wanted to learn more about his marriage and his relations with his imperious mother Laha (with whom he continued to spend much of his time after his marriage); with his unhappy, aloof, bisexual father Jay; and with his alcoholic brother, Richard, who committed suicide in 1926 after begging Whittaker to join him.

  • Most of the press told us weeks ago about the ex-senator's "artful languor," his "aloof anti-charismatic messianism," his emphasis on "substance, not style."


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