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American English: /əˈfɑr/
British English: /əˈfɑː/

Translation of afar in Spanish:


  • [literary] we have come from afar
    hemos venido de lejos
    afar (off)
    Example sentences
    • Those who had travelled from afar were allowed to carry home their treasures.
    • We drove fast, in case they thought to pull out their six-guns and drill us from afar.
    • I'd intended to be mature and sedate and demure and just wistfully watch the young guests from afar.

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