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In our example, a distracted therapist may react aloofly to an appropriate approach behavior by the client.
With only a little ingenuity in one-sidedness an absolutely anthropomorphic deity could be put together, or a practically pantheistic, or a coldly and aloofly rationalistic (deity).
Zeus is not coldly humiliated but warmly humanized, not aloofly monumental but amusingly available.
This is the 'real' Henry James, sounding not quite the same as the poignantly speechless Henry of Colm Toibin or the more aloofly celibate Henry of David Lodge.
What is one to make of the cockeyed placement of the ramshackle shanty next to the comfortable salon, or of the way in which the dilapidated dwelling evokes a magical sanctuary in an enchanted forest, or of the interpolation of the observer as colonizer aloofly surveying the social contradictions that enable the surrounding comforts?
Yet despite being such a presence on stage, it was disappointing that the singer remained aloofly cool and did not converse more with the crowd throughout the 80 minute gig.
Although perched aloofly on a remote mountaintop and built without fortifications, Monte Alban, never invaded or sacked, did not exist in isolation but enjoyed brisk trade and cultural exchange with other great civilizations.
Towering somewhat aloofly over seven storeys above its squat neighbour, Campo Baeza's building mediates between the existing low-rise block and surrounding apartments.
One very red sorrel mare, however, was aloofly munching on the hay and seemed oblivious to the crowd or the nervous excitement of the rest of the mares.
But even Virginia Woolf at her most aloofly condescending did not manifest so blithe an incomprehension of the circumstances faced by the overwhelming majority of women, for whom during much of Lawrence's life-time a "privileged" role would have been more likely to mean a meal of one's own than a room of one's own.