A father whose son played soccer with Holmes recalls that the young man was “kind of a strange, standoffish kid,” he said.
Harvie, who was the only one of us left, said that Sir Arthur was as standoffish and superior as ever.
But even at that I dont see why she should be so standoffish.
I am sure I don't know what to think of the English students being "standoffish" with Americans.
The meal ended, she rose and swept him a curtsey, neither over-friendly nor standoffish.
Not that she was still what he would have called "standoffish" with him.
It did, but I persisted in my standoffish attitude on that particular point of contention.