Synonyms for afield

Grammar : Adv
Spell : uh-feeld
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfild

Définition of afield

Origin :
  • 1590s, contraction of Middle English in felde, from Old English on felda "in the field" (especially of battle), from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + field (n.). Meaning "away from home" is attested by early 15c.
  • adv beyond
Example sentences :
  • But then it must be remembered that it was the early summer, and the troops were all afield.
  • Extract from : « A Wounded Name » by Charles King
  • Afield, he was able to pick up propaganda broadcasts from Ceres.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Afield, you avoided beam communication, nowadays, whenever you could.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Mostly, now, during the long grind of expansion, he was afield.
  • Extract from : « The Planet Strappers » by Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • More of this when I am afield and have my list, which Dolby (for Chappell) is now preparing.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Charles Dickens » by Charles Dickens
  • Mr. Kincaid and Bobby were often afield on the beech ridges.
  • Extract from : « The Adventures of Bobby Orde » by Stewart Edward White
  • I have been afield all my life and have never owned or used a camera.
  • Extract from : « Summer » by Dallas Lore Sharp
  • I've been afield with many young men, soldiers and the like.
  • Extract from : « The Hive » by Will Levington Comfort
  • But Longsword had not forgotten the more serious duty that called him afield.
  • Extract from : « God Wills It! » by William Stearns Davis
  • Your duty is afield, guarding, watching, preventing all the evil that a wise man can.
  • Extract from : « The Sun Maid » by Evelyn Raymond

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