At or to a distance: for months he had loved her from afar
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- 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.
Middle English of feor 'from far'.
noun (plural same or Afars)
1A member of a people living in Djibouti and NE Ethiopia. Also called Danakil.
- There are two major ethnic groups in Djibouti, the Afars (sometimes also called the Danakil) and the Somalis.
- Moreover, beginning in 1991, tensions between Afars and the Issa-dominated government resulted in an Afar rebellion.
- The Afars are mostly nomadic pastoralists whose grazing area extends from eastern and southern Eritrea into Ethiopia.
2 [mass noun] The Cushitic language of the Afar, with about 700,000 speakers.
- There are television and radio broadcasts in the French, Afar, Somali, and Arabic languages.
- The six islands are named in Arabic, in the local Afar language, and in French.
- The subspecies name idaltu comes from the Afar language of Ethiopia.
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Relating to the Afar or their language.
- Bribing his way by caravan over the wastelands of the Afar province, he is not amused by the locals.
- Ethiopian officials warned yesterday of an impending tragedy in the drought-stricken Afar region.
- Today, the region is the home of the semi-nomadic Afar people.
from Afar qafar.