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 Meanings and Examples of AFAR
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afar
 ad.  (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far
Classic Sentence: (46 in 4 pages)
1  when Orion rising on us through the cloudrack with sudden surf bore us on blind shoals, and scattered us afar with his boisterous gales and whelming brine over waves and trackless reefs.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  And now reddening Dawn had chased away the stars, when we descry afar dim hills and the low line of Italy.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK THIRD
3  But Acestes high on a hill-top, amazed at the friendly squadron approaching from afar, hastens towards them, weaponed and clad in the shaggy skin of a Libyan she-bear.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIFTH
4  When they have ridden merrily round all the concourse of their gazing friends, Epytides shouts from afar the signal they await, and sounds his whip.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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5  But the terrible trumpet-note afar rang on the shrill brass; a shout follows, and is echoed from the sky.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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6  Liger slays Emathion, Asylas Corinaeus, the one skilled with the javelin, the other with the stealthy arrow from afar.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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7  News is brought to Turnus the captain, as he rages afar among the routed foe, that the enemy surges forth into fresh slaughter and flings wide his gates.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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8  But then as they withdrew, he, wondering at the haughty command, stands in amaze at Turnus, his eyes scanning the vast frame, and his fierce glance perusing him from afar.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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9  He too will take to flight, and spread his sails afar over ocean.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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10  But when his hapless sister knew afar the whistling wings of the Fury, Juturna unbinds and tears her tresses, with rent face and smitten bosom.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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11  As he wavers Aeneas poises the deadly weapon, and, marking his chance, hurls it in from afar with all his strength of body.
The Aeneid By Virgil
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12  It was this knowledge that made life endurable, this knowledge that Ashley, bound by honor, loved her from afar for beautiful things deep buried in her that he alone could see.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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13  Yes, I have silently hungered and thirsted for you and worshipped you from afar; but being an honorable man, like Mr. Ashley Wilkes, I have concealed it from you.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
14  They smelled death from afar and were drawn unerringly to it, to gorge themselves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
15  The dark green clusters glistened from afar in the sun.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
Example Sentence:
1  Fame like a river is narrowest at its source and broadest afar off.
2  Water afar quencheth not fire.
3  How happy we are to meet friends from afar.
4  A bosom friend afar brings a distant land near.