[ uh-fresh ]
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  1. anew; once more; again: to start afresh.

Origin of afresh

First recorded in 1500–10; a-2 + fresh

Words Nearby afresh Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use afresh in a sentence

  • I swung down from my horse on the brink of the creek, cinched the saddle afresh, and rolled a cigarette.

    Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • I am always astonished, amazed and delighted afresh, and even as I listen I can hardly believe that the man can play so!

  • He stirred the smoldering ashes till the broiled fowl began to sizzle afresh.

  • He had grown weary of an easy-going life, and the desire to start afresh made itself increasingly felt.

  • He seemed to be studying him afresh, as though he were trying to read his innermost thoughts.

    The Everlasting Arms | Joseph Hocking

British Dictionary definitions for afresh


/ (əˈfrɛʃ) /

  1. once more; once again; anew

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