American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. Off the usual or desired track. See Synonyms at amiss.
- adv. Away from one's home or usual environment.
- adv. To or on a field.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In or to the field or fields: as, “we drove a field,” Milton, Lycidas, l. 27; “Æneas is a field,”
- Abroad; off the beaten path; far and wide.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adv. To, in, or on the field.
- adv. Out of the way; astray.
- adv. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
- adv. off the subject; beyond the point at issue
- adv. in or into a field (especially a field of battle)
- a- + field (Wiktionary)
“Law schools do tolerate some non-PC thinking, but not anything to far afield from the orthodoxy.”
“This is getting far afield from the subject of this thread, but the point is that cost-benefit considerations are not immoral.”
“Andy McGill: Law schools do tolerate some non-PC thinking, but not anything to far afield from the orthodoxy.”
“And again, that is afield from the narrow point you were making, that Democrats are not sympathetic to al-Qaeda.”
“As the old saying goes, the worst day afield is better than the best day at work.”
“Pretty far afield from the topic. joe from Lowell says:”
“You can wind up wasting a lot of your time addressing their nonsensical points which spread farther and farther afield from the discussion.”
“I don't know about the rest of you but the cost of going afield is as much to blame as anything.”
“Though Waterloo may seem far afield from the War in”
“From reading the article, it sounds like the story line isn't too far afield from the original, which means they're re-making it, but with minimal effort.”
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