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afield

uh feeld

  • r  far away from home or one's usual surroundings
    looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
  • r  in or into a field (especially a field of battle)
    the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance
    unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens
  • r  off the subject; beyond the point at issue
    such digressions can lead us too far afield

  • His farming success is due not to the efficiency of hired supervisors, but to the long hours of gritty, grubby work he himself does afield.
  • Three years later, and what at first seemed like a cliquey Tokyo phenomenon is now extending its reach as far afield as Shanghai, Vienna and Buenos Aires.
  • As a Sorbonne-educated sociologist and lawyer, he has lectured as far afield as Italy's University of Rome and Britain's King's College at Cambridge.
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  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Canada.com
    We are united in the view that a nuclear armed Iran would have dramatic consequences for the Middle East and further afield,Steinmeier said.
  • August Hanning in ABC News
    We are seeing evidence that some action is planned in (the Afghanistan and Pakistan region), but also further afield, in Europe and in the United States,Hanning said in Berlin.
  • Stewart Gull in Guardian Unlimited
    Mr Gull added: "We have received a significant volume of calls from across Suffolk and further afield and a lot of interesting information has come in. That is just one aspect we are looking at."

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