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aloof +‎ -ly


aloofly (comparative alooflier or more aloofly, superlative aloofliest or most aloofly)

  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.
    • 1930, Norman Lindsay, Redheap, Sydney: Ure Smith, published 1965, page 87:
      The girl, with eyebrows arched aloofly, continued to glance about the street[.]