Synonyms for afoot

Grammar : Adj
Spell : uh-foo t
Phonetic Transcription : əˈfʊt

Définition of afoot

Origin :
  • c.1200, afote, from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + foot (n.). Figurative sense of "in active operation" is from 1601 ("Julius Caesar").
  • adj traveling by foot
  • adj in progress
Example sentences :
  • Vast crowds lined the route, afoot and in every kind of vehicle.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • Once afoot, it was not long before the company began to disperse.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • When a man is afoot at cock-crow much may be done in the day.
  • Extract from : « The White Company » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The man by his nod seemed to show he understood what was afoot.
  • Extract from : « Casanova's Homecoming » by Arthur Schnitzler
  • The Lambs were going to be enraged when they learned what was afoot.
  • Extract from : « Alice Adams » by Booth Tarkington
  • If the Son of Man be indeed coming, what matters it whether we be abed or afoot?'
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The fugitives were long in coming: had they got wind of what was afoot?
  • Extract from : « A Nest of Spies » by Pierre Souvestre
  • He hastened to assure the whooper that he was awake and afoot.
  • Extract from : « Galusha the Magnificent » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • A great scheme is afoot, dearest, and you shall hear all about it presently.
  • Extract from : « The Eternal City » by Hall Caine
  • No doubt, had we been afoot she would have halted, the better to confront me.
  • Extract from : « The Shame of Motley » by Raphael Sabatini

Antonyms for afoot

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