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He was starstruck but she was awkward and obtuse - more than a bit stand-offish.
Cannon is a little stand-offish at first, but once he gets his bearings, he is a feisty, rough and tumble boy who really enjoys human contact.
Sometimes that can backfire by people being stand-offish.
Panda keeper Nicole MacCorkle says Bao Bao has been a different baby from her brother, including a little more stand-offish with keepers.
Any good moments were prompted by Angel di Maria rather than Lionel Messi and the Swiss, stand-offish at the start, were launching several decent raids by the end of the half as their confidence grew.
com And, I promise you; in person I am not as stand-offish as I may sometimes appear in these articles.
BAD POINTS: Beca is a rather unlikeable character, even devoid of an excuse for her prickly, stand-offish behaviour.
While Pietersen has backtracked and offered some sort of apology, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) continue to remain rigid and stand-offish about bringing him back into the national squad.
Posh (I enjoy calling her this again, it makes me feel 15) wasn't being surly or stand-offish, said Mel, she was simply tired after getting off a plane from LA.
We can't be stand-offish - but, to be honest, we've geared up for it for so long everyone wants to get stuck in now and get going," said Dunne.
It's awkward going over to my parent's house now and whenever we've seen friends, they're stand-offish.
I think in Ireland we have a very stand-offish view of people on telly," he says.
The book is enlivened by the extensive collection of photographs, letters, and contemporary documents that accompany the text, helping to give readers a personal glimpse of a man who was known for being taciturn, if not outright stand-offish.
A little bit stand-offish, perhaps cold at first, slightly reserved, certainly not very welcoming.
While the Caribbean have embraced the Stanford Superseries with open arms, the English remained stand-offish.