from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar.
- n. A long distance: Tales from afar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. At, to, or from a great distance; far away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From far; from a distance: now usually preceded by from.
- Far; far away; at or to a distance; remotely in place: now usually followed by off.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far
Wise men bearing gifts from afar is a proven method though. +1 on what John said above too.
All I can do from afar is be an actively engaged citizen and do my best to provide accurate, factual information to others.
Watching the Republicans attack so viciously over everything from Health Care, Birth Certificates, Deal Panels, the President speaking to school children from afar is really disturbing especially when every one on this planet suffered under the Bush-Cheny Regime but there was no outcry like there is now.
Denote a date on which to carry out the attack and the distractions (noting that the distractions were spread afar from the immediate location of one Target X).
Doing this from afar is a practice fraught with dangers for you.
Then take this dinar and these two dirhams and mount yonder ass and, halting afar from the wine-shop, call the first man thou seest buying liquor and say to him, ‘Take these two dirhams for thyself, and with this dinar buy me some wine and set it on the ass.’
Those who believe that advocating a war from afar is a sign of personal courage and strength, and that opposing a war from afar is a sign of personal cowardice and weakness.
And it has been enough -- until Chip Reardon, the too-good-to-be-true golden boy she adored from afar, is assigned to be her new patient.
Rainbow Valley was wind-haunted and star-sentinelled only where he was, but afar from the upper end came the gay notes of children's laughter and voices.
The same phrases are used with the word afar which certainly means dust.