afield

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a- +‎ field

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afield (comparative more afield, superlative most afield)

  1. away (from the home or starting point, physical or conceptual); usually preceded by far (or farther, further).
    • 1999 Jacob S. Hacker, The Road to Nowhere: The Genesis of President Clinton's Plan for Healthy Security [ISBN 0691005281], p.118:
      Whether things could have been different is an open question, and one that would take us far afield from the focus of this book.
    • 2002 Philip F. Esler, The Early Christian World [ISBN 0203470621], p.3:
      There were Christians developing notable traditions somewhat away from the Mediterranean and outside the Roman empire, in places like Armenia, or even further afield, in India
  2. On the field.
    We now have both teams afield and can begin the match.

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