Definitions

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  • adj. In a foaming state.
  • adv. In a foaming state.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a foaming state.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a state of foam; foaming: as, the water was all afoam.

Etymologies

a- +‎ foam (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • You reach it from Camden Road up a slanting lane opposite the excellent Coffee@Camden caff, the verge afoam with cow parsley in late spring.

    Britain's best views: Bath

  • The short grass of the cliffs, too, thou didst love, where thou wouldst lie, and watch, with the tunny watcher till the deep blue sea was broken by the burnished sides of the tunny shoal, and afoam with their gambols in the brine.

    Letters to Dead Authors

  • Though the horse was all afoam with sweat, showing that it had been ridden far and fast; it did not pant or show a sign of weariness.

    Wild Bill's Last Trail

  • Wars, grim wars I discern, and Tiber afoam with streams of blood.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

  • Orchards of old Devon, all afoam with snowy bloom?

    Spun-Yarn and Spindrift

  • Going outside with an escort, raving with lips all afoam;

    Songs of a Sourdough

  • For they're wild as mountain eagles and their sides are all afoam;

    Rio Grande's Last Race & Other Verses

  • Of the bay, with their jagged peaks afoam; and the Captain thought

    The Poems of Henry Van Dyke

  • When I reached the wharf, with my horse all afoam, there was indeed the Golden Horn down the river, coming in.

    The Heart's Highway

  • The Wanderer watched its fall, when, lo! the water where the dead swan fell splashed up as red as blood and all afoam!

    The World's Desire

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