from afar


: from a great distance
Their fans come from afar to watch them play.
the Earth as it is seen/viewed from afar
He loved/worshipped/admired her from afar.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That evening, a regional supervisor noticed from afar that no sales had been recorded for the day and asked employee Nguyen Le to check on the store, which was managed by his mother, Nguyet. Daniel Wu, Washington Post, 31 May 2023 This wasn’t the family’s first time adopting a dog from afar. Emily Alvarenga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2023 Each year, candidates post short videos about their outfits and anxieties, while people watching from afar judge and mock them. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, 26 May 2023 Plus, the bar that inspired the album – a linchpin of the Brooklyn LGBTQ scene in many ways — will be toasting him from afar. Joe Lynch, Billboard, 12 May 2023 That man's former girlfriend Mira (Priyanka Chopra Jonas) texts intimate thoughts to her late lover, and Rob — receiving the messages, unbeknownst to Mira — falls for her from afar. Eric Andersson, Peoplemag, 10 May 2023 But that changed as U.S. officials exploited a relative lull in the fighting and, from afar, organized their own convoy for Americans, officials said. Compiled By Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 30 Apr. 2023 Michigan State coach Tom Izzo watches from afar and marvels at the evolution of his former pupil’s persona. Ron Kroichick, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Apr. 2023 During the following years, Boulware watched the Wildcats from afar, admiring how the younger Stoops took over a moribund program and turned it into a fixture of the bowl season. Ryan Black, The Courier-Journal, 9 Mar. 2023 See More

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“From afar.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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