Definition of afresh in US English:



  • In a new or different way.

    ‘she left the job to start afresh’
    • ‘Humour is a way of reframing events, of looking at them afresh.’
    • ‘He also said that subsidies in power, agriculture and other sectors also needed to be looked at afresh.’
    • ‘They will erase all aspects of their former life and start afresh.’
    • ‘In view of this situation, his works required to be deeply studied afresh.’
    • ‘I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and start afresh.’
    • ‘A forgotten part of the city's commercial heart is stirring afresh thanks to the to the hard work and enthusiasm of local traders.’
    • ‘It challenges viewers to think afresh about issues of peace, war, colonialism and slavery.’
    • ‘Tomorrow the great leader's axiom will be recalled afresh once again.’
    • ‘This is a good time to look afresh at personal relationships to rejuvenate the friendship you may have lost.’
    • ‘My intention is to look afresh at the monument with a different kind of vision.’
    • ‘The endless repetition of incorrigible and isolated individuality is the statement and each time he makes it he makes it afresh.’
    • ‘A new Convention was therefore elected, to begin the task afresh; but once more it was soon stalemated.’
    • ‘They have to be learnt afresh with each new generation, and they are easily lost.’
    • ‘Like so many of the other selections, this unfamiliar arrangement allows us to hear the timeless words and their meaning afresh.’
    • ‘But when I hear them afresh, they never fail to amaze me by their brilliance.’
    • ‘He would be 35 at the end of it and, even if anybody wanted to employ a man with such a tarnished reputation, he would be too old to start afresh.’
    • ‘In the light of that information, he looked at his findings afresh.’
    • ‘I mean, we were supposed to have left all this behind and have started afresh.’
    • ‘The advantage I have as an outsider coming in is that you see things afresh, and you don't have the baggage of who you played for and what you did.’
    • ‘If civilisation lay in ruins, then there was a momentous opportunity to sweep away this heap of broken images and start afresh.’
    anew, again, over again, once again, once more, a second time, another time
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