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
From afar their lives look lush and full, surrounded by beautiful people in beautiful places, simply because the job demands it.
They can also be delayed to accommodate the needs and considerations of close relatives traveling in from afar.In Death, As In Life, Ruth Bader Ginsburg Balanced Being American And Jewish | LGBTQ-Editor | September 25, 2020 | No Straight News
The program was initially approved in 2016 as a way to dim lights from afar and save on energy costs while counting cars and collecting environmental data.
You can also look for local businesses you can support from afar, or see if you can volunteer for a non-profit like the Red Cross.Hurricane Laura is the strongest storm to hit Louisiana in more than a century | Sara Chodosh | August 28, 2020 | Popular-Science
With employees working remotely for the last several months and productivity levels still on par with normal in-person activities, agency executives say that they are changing their minds on having employees work from afar.‘My mind is opened to different possibilities now’: 5 ways agency work will change going forward | Kristina Monllos | July 24, 2020 | Digiday
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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