Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. Once more; anew; again: start afresh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Anew; again; once more; newly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. Anew; again; once more; newly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Anew; again; after intermission.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. again but in a new or different way

Etymologies

a- +‎ fresh (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I want to bring young people in afresh so they can experience the beautiful work of Beuys and Acconci.

    Interview: Marina Abramovic

  • He vowed to begin afresh with a new wife, abandoning his daughter in search of elusive contentment.

    oldcharliebrown's Journal

  • We can begin afresh by asking our students to contemplate the range and extent of writing Shelley produced and got printed between the spring of 1810 (Zastrozzi), when he was seventeen, and May of 1813 (Queen Mab), when he was still twenty: two gothic novels, two volumes of verse, five political tracts/pamphlets, one satirical ballad, one 2800-line political-philosophical vision.

    Young Shelley

  • But surely, there afresh, is evoked the contribution that Canada's sons and daughters can give for freedom, for justice, for mercy, for a human civilization, for the right of the little nations to live, for the sacredness of the pledged word.

    The Present Challenge to Canada

  • The moral influence of this kind of treatment is rubbed in afresh through every hour of prison life and has a bad moral influence on both prisoners and wardresses.

    Prisons and Prisoners: Some Personal Experiences

  • When we come to measure lengths, like a foot or yard or metre if you like; it is quite immaterial, if we had to start afresh from the beginning, what length we should take for our unit; we might take any length for the unit, provided we adhered to that unit.

    The British and the Metric Systems

  • The death and revival every five hundred years, and the reference to the sun, implies such a grand cycle commencing afresh from the same point in relation to the sun from which the previous one started.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • This volume has been translated afresh from the Latin; it is not a revision of any earlier edition.

    Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence

  • She may be given the name afresh, but now to be worn as a slave name chosen by her master, or, sometimes, presumably that she may better understand her dependence on men's will, and her subjection to male domination, she may be given another Earth-girl name.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • A Kent staging of the Murdoch hearings would make you hear every word afresh, and register things starting with that Wendi fingernail poised to claw that you only half-notice when you're watching on telly.

    A Woman Killed with Kindness; Loyalty; Ghost – review

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