keep aloof from

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Now the earthenware pot tried its best to keep aloof from the brass one, which cried out: "Fear nothing, friend, I will not strike you.
Nicholas felt himself irredeemably indebted to Sonya for all she was doing for his mother and greatly admired her patience and devotion, but tried to keep aloof from her.
The corps etiquette extended even to us, who were strangers, and required us to group with the white corps only, and speak only with the white corps, while we were their guests, and keep aloof from the caps of the other colors.
He returned, however, in eight or nine weeks, and did not entirely keep aloof from me, but comported himself in so remarkable a manner that his quick-sighted sister could not fail to notice the change.
It was narrated on the authority of the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu 'alaihi wa sallam, that whenever the last ten days came, he would stay awake all night (in prayer), keep aloof from women, devote himself to worship more diligently and awaken his family (to perform the night prayers).
He thinks that Azerbaijan cannot keep aloof from the actions its ally Turkey is involved in.
The organisation has a huge international influence and Xinjiang can't keep aloof from it and we have already been affected," he said.
At the same time, he urged both runners and their supporters to keep aloof from fanning prejudices about the result of elections.
Sources from JUI-F said that the party meeting reviewed the situation after the Taliban announced two names of the JUI-F members and decided to keep aloof from the dialogue process.
HRH the Prime Minister told doctors to uphold the professional role of their society and to keep aloof from politicization but to participate at the same time in national affairs like any civil society organization and to stand firmly in support of the interest of the beloved motherland and to upgrade their profession with determination, research and constant follow up of latest medical trends and to contribute in developing the medical and health facilities and protect the accomplishments made alongside the path of construction and progress.
The call to those of us who believe is to keep aloof from every form of wickedness, to walk in separation from the world (2 Corinth.