from, at, or to a distance; far away (usually followed by off): He saw the castle afar off.
Idioms about afar
from afar, from a long way off: The princess saw him riding toward her from afar.
Other definitions for Afar (2 of 2)
a member of a nomadic Muslim people living in Eritrea, Djibouti, and northern Ethiopia.
the Northern Cushitic language spoken by the Afars.
- Also called Danakil.
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How to use afar in a sentence
The team tracked individuals from afar to get a sense of their behavior.Mongooses, Meerkats, and Ants, Oh My! Why Some Animals Keep Mating All in the Family | Helen Thompson | December 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Letters to afar” demonstrates how ordinary the victims were.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust | Daniel Genis | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If ever there was a time for a show like “Letters to afar” to be shown in Budapest, it is now.In Hands of Hungarian Artist, Jewish Home Movies of the ’30s a Warning of Coming Holocaust | Daniel Genis | October 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But the big question, of course, was how closely Russia watched from afar.Shocked by Ukraine Violence, NATO Prepares to Face Down Putin | Leo Cendrowicz | October 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
On May 20, a pickup truck drove to an Iraqi army checkpoint in the city of Tal afar.
They sat in the hall and cried; the black-haired boy looking on from afar.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
At this point Harry entered and stood afar off, eying Punch, a disheveled heap in the corner of the room, with disgust.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
In France these reports would have been impersonal messages arriving from afar.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
All who are in him, though once like those, who were sometimes afar off, are made nigh by his blood.The Ordinance of Covenanting | John Cunningham
Behold these shall come from afar, and behold these from the north and from the sea, and these from the south country.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version | Various
British Dictionary definitions for afar
at, from, or to a great distance
a great distance (esp in the phrase from afar)
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