Synonyms for afar

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-fahr
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfɑr

Définition of afar

Origin :
  • contraction of Middle English of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from Old English feor "far" (see far); the a- representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c.
  • adv a great distance away
Example sentences :
  • The crowd surged about the ticker, and their voices came as from afar.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Some had evidently come from afar, for the fame of the revivalist was widespread.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Even if we succeed well we do but approach towards it from afar.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • One thing only seemed to make a signal of distress from afar.
  • Extract from : « Bride of the Mistletoe » by James Lane Allen
  • But the Chief of the Mountain Division who saw all from afar could say nothing.
  • Extract from : « The Hammer of Thor » by Charles Willard Diffin
  • You'll see, he'll soon turn up, he's got a hollow nose, he can scent the grub from afar.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • Quiverings, undulations, coming from afar, flowed like a river beneath the skin.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • So the man went home, and his wife and children saw him coming from afar.
  • Extract from : « Cossack Fairy Tales and Folk Tales » by Anonymous
  • Mackenzie saw him from afar, and was interested to note that he was not alone.
  • Extract from : « The Flockmaster of Poison Creek » by George W. Ogden
  • All wondered if the end had really come, or was it yet afar off?
  • Extract from : « Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman » by J. H. (James Harvey) Kidd

Antonyms for afar

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