Think you that any spiritual power aloof from this Church can be as efficient as if it were allied with it?
The court of Madrid, in which many questions are agitated, prudently stands aloof in the matter of slavery and the slave trade; among the numerous parties disputing for power, not one dares venture on a ground where it would meet nothing but unpopularity.
He was standing a little aloof on the upper ground.
The ancient instrument stood as dignified and aloof as ever, and in the whole room not a chair was out of place.
Never was there a more friendly man anywhere than Mark King when he found a soul-brother; never a more aloof at times like this one.
However that may be, the leaders hesitated for four days to come to blows; and while they were hesitating, the old favorite, not only of Louis the Debonair, but also, according to several chroniclers, of the empress Judith, held himself aloof with his troops in the vicinity, having made equal promise of assistance to both sides, and waiting, to govern his decision, for the prospect afforded by the first conflict.
She wanted to hold aloof for a space.
She put on a coat and went out into the mellow spring sunshine, and walked till the aimless straying of her feet carried her to a little park that overlooked the far reach of the Sound and gave westward on the snowy Olympics, thrusting hoary and aloof to a perfect sky, like their brother peaks that ringed Roaring Lake.
So the home of Starkweather, standing aloof among its broad lawns and tall trees, carried no meaning for me.
Suppose my relatives and friends had held aloof during this apparently hopeless period, what to-day would be my feelings toward them?
Father Brachet was already there, with Father Wills and Brother Etienne; and, after a moment, in came Brother Paul, looking more waxen and aloof than ever, at the head of the school, the rear brought up by Brother Vincent and Henry.
Only William held aloof after a formal bow.
So through another dance he stood aloof against the wall, moody now.
On an eminence above the town, solitary and aloof like a monastery, and deep in its garden of lemon-trees, it commands a wide prospect of sea and sky.