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Definition of afresh

: from a fresh beginning : anew, again

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Examples of afresh in a Sentence

the shooting broke out afresh when the bandits reappeared at the crest of the hill
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First Known Use of afresh

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afresh

Middle English a-fresche, from a- a- entry 1 + fresche fresh entry 1

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The first known use of afresh was in the 15th century

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“Afresh.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of afresh

: from a new beginning


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Kids Definition of afresh

: again from the beginning Let's start afresh.

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to express in a more acceptable way

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