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Afar


AF'AR, adverb [a and far. See Far].

1. At a distance in place; to or from a distance; used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off.

2. In scripture, figuratively, estranged in affection; alienated.

My kinsmen stand afar off. Psalms 38:11.

3. Absent; not assisting.

Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? Psalms 10:1

4. Not of the visible church. Ephesians 2:17.