EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AFAR
The crowd surged about the ticker, and their voices came as from afar.
Some had evidently come from afar, for the fame of the revivalist was widespread.
Even if we succeed well we do but approach towards it from afar.
One thing only seemed to make a signal of distress from afar.
But the Chief of the Mountain Division who saw all from afar could say nothing.
You'll see, he'll soon turn up, he's got a hollow nose, he can scent the grub from afar.
Quiverings, undulations, coming from afar, flowed like a river beneath the skin.
So the man went home, and his wife and children saw him coming from afar.
Mackenzie saw him from afar, and was interested to note that he was not alone.
All wondered if the end had really come, or was it yet afar off?
contraction of Middle English of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from Old English feor "far" (see far); the a- representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c.