Bruce, Chief End of Revelation (1881), The Miraculous Element in the Gospels (1886), Apologetics (1892), and other works; Bruce's posthumous article, " Jesus " in Encyc. Bib., was understood by some as exchanging Christian orthodoxy for bare theism, but probably its tone of aloofness is due to the attempt to keep well within the limits of what the author considered pure scientific history.
Valdemar's worst faults were a certain aloofness and taciturnity.
In property succession there is a feeling of tribal aloofness which would not be favourable to a central authority; and in fact the legal machinery is rude, and the carrying out of the law depends not so much upon courts and officials as upon religious considerations.
The aloofness and sulkiness of the aristocrats and landed proprietors he deeply deplored.
He was conscious of an aloofness from everything earthly and a strange and joyous lightness of existence.
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