At a distance, but within view.

Lord, all my desire is before thee; and my groaning is not hid from thee. My heart panteth, my strength faileth me: as for the light of mine eyes, it also is gone from me. My lovers and my friends stand ALOOF from my sore; and my kinsmen stand afar off. ( Psalm 38:9-11 )

Source: A King James Dictionary. (Used with permission. Copyright © Philip P. Kapusta)

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"Entry for 'Aloof'". A King James Dictionary.