Afa'r. adv. [from a for at, and far.] See Far.
- At a great distance.
So shaken as we are, so wan with care,
Find we a time for frighted peace to pant,
And breathe short-winded accents of new broils,
To be commenc'd in strouds afar remote? Shakespeare's Henry IV.
We hear better when we hold our breath than contrary; insomuch as in listening to attain a sound afar off, men hold their breath. Bacon's Natural History, № 284.
- To a great distance.
Hector hastened to relieve his boy;
Dismiss'd his bumish'd helm that shone afar,
The pride of warriours, and the pomp of war. Dryd.
- From afar; from a distant place.
The rough Vulturnus, furious in its course,
With rapid streams divides the fruitful grounds,
And from afar in hollow murmur sounds. Addison on Italy.
- Afar off; remotely distant.
Much suspecting his secret ends, he entertained a treaty of peace with France, but secretly and afar off, and to be governed as occasions should vary. Sir John Hayward.