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 Meanings and Examples of AFOOT
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afoot
 a.  currently in progress; traveling by foot
Classic Sentence:
1  The villagers, being afoot, were the first to climb the slope to the main street, while the country neighbours packed themselves more slowly into the sleighs under the shed.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
2  If Suellen wanted to go visiting she could go afoot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
3  The railroad had carried the remains of Johnston's army from North Carolina to Atlanta and dumped them there, and from Atlanta they began their pilgrimages afoot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
4  Most of Pitty's friends, like herself, were afoot these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
5  The town was full of Yankee soldiers, on horses, afoot, in army wagons, loafing on the street, reeling out of barrooms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
6  Something was afoot and she did not know about it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
7  The sounds of the alarm were, therefore, hardly uttered before two hundred men were afoot, and ready for the battle or the chase, as either might be required.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
8  Collect what force you can, for there's game afoot that must be hunted hard, and will turn to bay.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
9  I was up betimes in the morning, but Holmes was afoot earlier still, for I saw him as I dressed, coming up the drive.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
10  I had always proposed to myself to get him well down the river in the boat; certainly well beyond Gravesend, which was a critical place for search or inquiry if suspicion were afoot.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
11  "I wonder what is afoot between them," said Chichikov to himself.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV
12  Some make ready to march afoot over the plains; some, mounted on tall horses, ride amain in clouds of dust.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SEVENTH
Example Sentence:
1  It came to an end at last, however, like all sublunary things, and once more, towards the close of a pleasant autumn day, I found myself afoot on the road to Lowton.