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afresh

[uh-fresh] /əˈfrɛʃ/
adverb
1.
anew; once more; again:
to start afresh.
Origin of afresh
1500-1510
First recorded in 1500-10; a-2 + fresh
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  • Is not this a new form to the thought—a form which makes us feel the truth of it afresh?

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • A sight which roused in him afresh—on the instant—all his fiercest animosities.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • At every moment of the day it delighted them afresh, its expression ever varying.

  • He folded her afresh in his strong embrace, and kissed her head as it lay on his breast.

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

  • That seemed to interest him afresh; he made her tell him all about her school-teaching.

    The Coast of Bohemia William Dean Howells
  • Since then, she had reproached him afresh whenever she caught him looking at it.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Three separate times did he pull it to pieces again, to start in afresh.

  • I asked, and looked about me afresh to note what worshipful creature it was I had missed.

    Sonnie-Boy's People James B. Connolly
  • 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

afresh

/əˈfrɛʃ/
adverb
1.
once more; once again; anew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for afresh
adv.

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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