aloofly (comparative alooflier, superlative aloofliest)

  1. In an aloof manner.
    • 1919, Thomas Hardy, "For Life I Had Never Cared Greatly" in Moments of Vision:
      With symphonies soft and sweet colour
      It courted me then,
      Till evasions seemed wrong,
      Till evasions gave in to its song,
      And I warmed, until living aloofly loomed duller
      Than life among men.

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