aloof (adv.)
a short distance away, to one side
2H6 I.i.225 [York alone, of pirates' plunder] the silly owner of the goods ... trembling stands aloof, / While all is shared and all is borne away
3H6 II.i.17 [Richard to Edward, of a bear] encompassed round with dogs, / Who having pinched a few and made them cry, / The rest stand all aloof and bark at him
3H6 III.iii.112 [stage direction] They stand aloof
MND II.ii.32 [Second Fairy singing] One aloof stand sentinel
MV III.ii.42 [Portia to her attendants] Nerissa and the rest, stand all aloof
RJ V.iii.1 [Paris to Page] Hence, and stand aloof
RJ V.iii.26 [Romeo to Balthasar] Whate'er thou hearest or seest, stand all aloof
RJ V.iii.282 [Page to Prince, of Paris] He ... bid me stand aloof, and so I did
Tit V.iii.150 [Lucius to all] Stand all aloof
TNK V.i.137 [stage direction, of Emilia] her maids standing aloof
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