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1To or at a distance.‘competitors from as far afield as Aberdeen’
- ‘Each year hoards of fans converge on Chippenham for the festival from as far afield as the USA and the Netherlands.’
- ‘More than 12,000 T-shirts have been bought by people from as far afield as New Zealand and the USA.’
- ‘The pub has run a successful jazz club for about two years and regularly attracts members from as far afield as Bristol and Swindon.’
- ‘Nearly 200 people, from as far afield as Holland and Denmark, offered to adopt him and now he has a new home in Yorkshire.’
- ‘Already there are fears that climate change will push malaria carrying mosquitoes even further afield.’
- ‘His efforts have led him as far afield as Devon and Glasgow and left him £3,000 poorer in expenses and agency fees.’
- ‘The riders, although mostly local, did draw supporters from as far afield as Wigan and the Furness peninsula.’
- ‘This club is known as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.’
- ‘The dozen delegates came from as far afield as China, the United States, Australia, Sweden and South Korea.’
- ‘Visitors are reporting all hotels full, with many people having to stay as far afield as Preston and even Chesterfield.’
- ‘If you go further afield but use the kayak only to reach an inaccessible beach and shore dive, the issue of an unattended boat is irrelevant.’
- ‘Traders came from as far afield as the Isle of Wight and Sussex.’
- ‘And such has been their success at making tracks that they have been travelling as far afield as Holland and Canada.’
- ‘But the signatories come from as far afield as Lille, Melbourne and Texas.’
- ‘The story was carried as far afield as New York, Miami and Canada.’
- ‘Recruits come from as far afield as Brazil, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Poland, Italy and Germany.’
- ‘Marches were duly held across Europe and the US while demonstrations took place as far afield as Chile and Peru.’
- ‘He also intends to invest in a comber to strip away unwanted leaves and a trailer so he can take sheaves to customers as far afield as Ireland and France.’
- ‘The school's academic reputation and positive ethos attracts children from as far afield as Linlithgow and Alloa.’
- ‘His work took him to libraries as far afield as California and Michigan in the United States as well as Denmark and Germany.’
2In the field (in reference to hunting)‘the satisfaction of a day afield’
- ‘If the weather turns nasty on you while afield have no worry, as the Diascope is water and dust proof.’
- ‘There are still a lot of hunters who go afield in a state of denial as if they'll never get lost or never get injured.’
- ‘I also agree that you don't have to come home with meat to have a successful day afield.’
- ‘Hunting season is upon us, and some of you may want to work up a new load to take afield this fall.’
- ‘Not many hunters go afield these days dressed in jeans, a worn Army jacket and old work boots.’
Middle English (in afield (sense 2)): from a- ‘on, in’ + field.
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