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[uh-fresh] /əˈfrɛʃ/
anew; once more; again:
to start afresh.
Origin of afresh
First recorded in 1500-10; a-2 + fresh Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All this experience is now to be made no further use of, and the guns pass into the hands of men who will have to learn it afresh.

  • But this gives them surprise, somewhat alarming them afresh.

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
  • This was to come home to him afresh that evening—the day he met Sidney Feeder in the Park.

    Lady Barbarina Henry James
  • My two seamen have now come back; I will question them afresh.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
  • Every text that rose to his heart seemed to wound it afresh.

  • All my fear of the world, and my desire to escape from it, had fallen upon me afresh.

  • An hour later, however, when he was smoking his pipe on the porch step, the temptation beset him afresh.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • Since then, she had reproached him afresh whenever she caught him looking at it.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Let him come to enjoy the peace which she had bestowed on the country, but not to destroy it afresh.

  • She looked at him afresh all strangely; then she threw off: "I wish I didn't adore you!"

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
British Dictionary definitions for afresh


once more; once again; anew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for afresh

c.1500, perhaps on analogy of anew [see note in OED], from a- (1) + fresh.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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