Aloofness Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Aloofness

  1. Bartleby refuses to associate with others or even to mingle with other employees. [Am. Lit.: Melville Bartleby the Scrivener]
  2. Chapin, Joseph successful attorney blinded by his emotional coldness and his need for propriety and respectability. [Am. Lit.: John O’Hara Ten North Frederick in Benét, 732]
  3. de Coverly, Major so aloof that nobody dares to ask him his first name. [Am. Lit.: Catch-22]
  4. Gatsby, Jay enigmatic and aloof from intimacy; addressed others as “old sport.” [Am. Lit.: The Great Gatsby]
  5. Hatteras, Captain paranoid sea captain remains incognito for half a voyage. [Fr. Lit.: Captain Hatteras]
  6. Havisham, Miss eccentric lady who resents men; maintains a detached attitude toward Pip. [Br. Lit.: Great Expectations]
  7. Miriam mysteriously reluctant to reveal her past. [Am. Lit.: The Marble Faun]
  8. Morgan, Captain officious officer; will not talk with enlisted men. [Am. Lit.: Mister Roberts, Magill I, 605–607]
  9. Trot, Dame “not troubled with other folks’ strife.” [Nurs. Rhyme: Mother Goose, 13]
  10. Winterbourne distant from even his own feelings about Daisy. [Am. Lit.: Daisy Miller]