Examples from the Web for afield
Afield said no one knows why Julie Schenecker killed her children, except Julie Schenecker.
If Julie Schenecker is mentally ill, an insanity defense will be difficult for her to prove, Afield said.
I got to like him and often during our rests after long hours afield we would talk of our travels and adventures.In Africa|John T. McCutcheon
But Longsword had not forgotten the more serious duty that called him afield.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
A large number of Mexican rurales and police were afield for the same purpose.The Story of Geronimo|James Arthur Kjelgaard
He hurled her to the ground and the next moment was flying on foot, afield, in horror from the spot.Villa Elsa|Stuart Henry
Several days had passed since her futile journey, and Tess was afield.Tess of the d'Urbervilles|Thomas Hardy
British Dictionary definitions for afield
adverb, adjective (postpositive)
Word Origin and History for afield
1590s, contraction of Middle English in felde, from Old English on felda "in the field" (especially of battle), from a- "on" (see a- (1)) + field (n.). Meaning "away from home" is attested by early 15c.