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Synonyms for afar

a distance

Synonyms

  • a distance
  • a long way away
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133-139) So said Phoebus, the long-haired god who shoots afar and began to walk upon the wide-pathed earth; and all goddesses were amazed at him.
140-164) And you, O lord Apollo, god of the silver bow, shooting afar, now walked on craggy Cynthus, and now kept wandering about the island and the people in them.
239-243) Further yet you went, O far-shooting Apollo, and reached next Cephissus' sweet stream which pours forth its sweet- flowing water from Lilaea, and crossing over it, O worker from afar, you passed many-towered Ocalea and reached grassy Haliartus.
But when Telphusa saw this, she was angry in heart and spoke, saying: `Lord Phoebus, worker from afar, I will speak a word of counsel to your heart, since you are minded to make here a glorious temple to be an oracle for men who will always bring hither perfect hecatombs for you; yet I will speak out, and do you lay up my words in your heart.
Whosoever met the dragoness, the day of doom would sweep him away, until the lord Apollo, who deals death from afar, shot a strong arrow at her.
But about midnight, when the robbers saw from afar that the lights were out and that all seemed quiet, they began to think that they had been in too great a hurry to run away; and one of them, who was bolder than the rest, went to see what was going on.
Now happiest, loveliest in yon lovely Earth, Whence sprang the "Idea of Beauty" into birth,(Falling in wreaths thro' many a startled star, Like woman's hair 'mid pearls, until, afar, It lit on hills Achaian, and there dwelt) She look'd into Infinity - and knelt.
Spirits in wing, and angels to the view, A thousand seraphs burst th' Empyrean thro', Young dreams still hovering on their drowsy flight - Seraphs in all but "Knowledge," the keen light That fell, refracted, thro' thy bounds, afar O Death
He tilted his head afar back and held the canteen long to his lips.
Not only does she maliciously depress me by walking past on ordinary days, but I have discovered that every Thursday from two to three she stands afar off, gazing hopelessly at the romantic post-office where she and he shall meet no more.
The media bureau odf the Defense Ministry, in a statement, announced that members iof the Federal Police Force arrested 14 female Daesh terrorists in Qasabet al-Ra'ie village on the outskirts of al-Ayadiya district, Northwest of Tal Afar, Iraqi News reported.
On this occasion, we share the sufferings of the people of Tal Afar who are among the greatest victims in Iraq of the atrocities of DEASH which has also targeted our country with its brutal terrorist acts.
BAGHDAD: The northern town of Tal Afar has been "fully liberated" from Daesh (ISIS), Iraq's prime minister said Thursday, further shrinking the territory controlled by the extremists who overran nearly a third of the country three years ago.
Baghdad [Iraq], August 28 ( ANI ): Iraqi forces have recaptured virtually the entire stategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS jihadists, the ISIS stronghold in the country's northwest.
Riyad Tawfik, the commander of land forces in the Iraqi army, said in a statement that his troops had achieved major victories and "will continue to advance until the full liberation of Tal Afar district, including the Ayadiyeh region west of the town".