A lot of people were standoffish
because I was a man.
Emphasise to them that you don't mean to be standoffish
Sofia worries about being in a different cabin from Nona, but she makes friends with everyone in her cabin--with the exception of the standoffish
at first, Isaac eventually accepts Lem as his partner in religiously tinged crime - there's a dead cat resurrection that must be seen to be believed, if not persuaded by - until, inevitably under this kind of regime, betrayal becomes a necessity.
In contrast, standoffish
fermions won't share a quantum state with even one other fermion.
But he comes off as this closeted, standoffish
guy, and until I came out I felt the same way.
Pipes lists 42 "telltale indications," to help citizens spot sleepers: Sleepers avoid contact with the larger society by being "friendly but standoffish
chairman Rupert Murdoch has finally embraced the Internet, after maintaining a distinctly standoffish
approach until now, then a way to keep Booth within the company.
But Jacqueline Bouvier was this Frenchified whisper of a thing who was too delicate and standoffish
to campaign with her Erin-go-bragh dream of a husband.
At times he got standoffish
and had a smart-alecky attitude toward me,'' she said.
Their results demonstrate the complementary, standoffish
nature of electrons, one of the lighter members of the fermion clan, which also includes protons and neutrons.
To be intelligent meant "understanding" criminals, looking down on family values, and being standoffish
He was a very private man but not standoffish