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Definition of "afar" [a•far]

  • From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar. (adverb)
  • A long distance: Tales from afar. (noun)
  • At, from, or to a great distance (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A great distance (esp in the phrase from afar) (noun)

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Use "afar" in a sentence
  • "Wise men bearing gifts from afar is a proven method though. +1 on what John said above too."
  • "All I can do from afar is be an actively engaged citizen and do my best to provide accurate, factual information to others."
  • "Watching the Republicans attack so viciously over everything from Health Care, Birth Certificates, Deal Panels, the President speaking to school children from afar is really disturbing especially when every one on this planet suffered under the Bush-Cheny Regime but there was no outcry like there is now."