on foot; walking: I came afoot.
astir; in progress: There is mischief afoot.
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How to use afoot in a sentence
Far removed from booming bass notes and twirling young b-boys, however, serious efforts were afoot to get other forms of dancing on sport’s biggest stage.How break dancing made the leap from ’80s pop culture to the Olympic stage | Rick Maese | February 9, 2021 | Washington Post
With so much change afoot, we turned to poets, too, for words of inspiration and provocation at a time when people need a little bit of both.
Your brain, meanwhile, is quick to interpret these hard-coded physiological responses as a sign that danger is afoot.How to keep your anxiety from spiraling out of control | Sara Chodosh | January 15, 2021 | Popular-Science
Changes had been afoot for some time due to the rise of less rigid programmatic advertising models and with momentum shifting away from linear TV towards streaming on demand and CTV and OTT.Deep Dive: How the coronavirus crisis accelerated the already cresting CTV sea change | Jessica Rapp | December 21, 2020 | Digiday
The discrepancy thrillingly suggests that some unknown quickening agent may be afoot in the cosmos.Astronomers Get Their Wish, and a Cosmic Crisis Gets Worse | Natalie Wolchover | December 17, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
The very fact that so many troops co-existed with so many militants meant some kind of complicated alliances were afoot.Obama’s Deadly Informants: The Drone Spotters of Pakistan | Umar Farooq, Syed Fakhar Kakakhel | November 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even the World Heath Organization, which has plenty to worry about in impoverished nations, knows there is big trouble afoot.New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients | Kent Sepkowitz | March 31, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even if Putin is serious about diplomacy for the moment, there is a deeper problem afoot for Obama.Obama Must Show He’ll Use Military Means to Deter Russia in Ukraine | Leslie H. Gelb | March 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There's a bearded, flannel-shirted movement afoot to ditch the Internet and reclaim the pre-digital life.Dave Eggers, Arcade Fire and Other Hipsters Shun the Internet | James Poulos | September 22, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The same impulse is afoot in less trendy parts of the country.Ban E-Cigarettes? The Anti-Smoking Lobby's Clueless Crusade | Nick Gillespie | August 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
For example, there is a vast discussion afoot upon the questions that centre upon Property, its rights and its limitations.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
Then the temptation came upon me strong to go on to the ford and see the Mataafa villages, where we heard there was more afoot.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
It is she whom I followed afoot, penniless and wanting bread, until I fell exhausted on the highway and racked with pain.Balsamo, The Magician | Alexander Dumas
Moreover then as ever when such doings were afoot was the King himself foremost among his men.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
And the King himself and some of his men rode on horseback, but many more went afoot.The Sagas of Olaf Tryggvason and of Harald The Tyrant (Harald Haardraade) | Snorri Sturluson
British Dictionary definitions for afoot
in circulation or operation; astir: mischief was afoot
on or by foot
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