standing apart

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See: distinct
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standing apart from the rest, and appealed to him personally.
The man standing apart from the group bowed and smiled.
The one exception was a sturdy white-headed boy, standing apart from all the rest on a stool in a corner--a forlorn little Crusoe, isolated in his own desert island of solitary penal disgrace.
The troops, knowing of the Emperor's presence, were on the lookout for him, and when they caught sight of a figure in an overcoat and a cocked hat standing apart from his suite in front of his tent on the hill, they threw up their caps and shouted: "Vive l'Empereur
Hours at a time, sitting by Nalasu or standing apart from him, he was taught to catch the slightest sounds or rustlings from the bush.
Mirabel bowed and thanked her; but his last look was for Emily, standing apart from the others at the top of the steps.
Suddenly she caught sight of a pale, anemic-looking youth, who was standing apart from the others, lounging against the wall.
Strangely Marner's face and figure shrank and bent themselves into a constant mechanical relation to the objects of his life, so that he produced the same sort of impression as a handle or a crooked tube, which has no meaning standing apart.
Now that video art has evolved (or degenerated) to the point that it simulates the slickness of television or film, it's sometimes difficult to remember that video started out as an "alternative" medium--a means of creating art that would employ mass-media technology while standing apart from its machinations.
Communities such as Montrose and La Crescenta already have their own identity, standing apart from the sprawling Los Angeles Basin with tree-lined neighborhoods and gas-lighted shopping districts, and they should have their own deputy acting a local sheriff, Baca said in a telephone interview Thursday.
However, store construction maintained the strength shown in recent months, standing apart from the weakened status of the other commercial categories.
Standing apart from politics was SDS's great mistake.

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