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afresh

[uh-fresh] /əˈfrɛʃ/
adverb
1.
anew; once more; again:
to start afresh.
Origin of afresh
1500-1510
1500-10; a-2 + fresh
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  • All this experience is now to be made no further use of, and the guns pass into the hands of men who will have to learn it afresh.

  • All my fear of the world, and my desire to escape from it, had fallen upon me afresh.

  • This was to come home to him afresh that evening—the day he met Sidney Feeder in the Park.

    Lady Barbarina Henry James
  • Since then, she had reproached him afresh whenever she caught him looking at it.

    Rope Holworthy Hall
  • Every text that rose to his heart seemed to wound it afresh.

  • She looked at him afresh all strangely; then she threw off: "I wish I didn't adore you!"

    The Tragic Muse Henry James
  • An hour later, however, when he was smoking his pipe on the porch step, the temptation beset him afresh.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • But this gives them surprise, somewhat alarming them afresh.

    Gaspar the Gaucho Mayne Reid
  • Let him come to enjoy the peace which she had bestowed on the country, but not to destroy it afresh.

  • My two seamen have now come back; I will question them afresh.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for afresh

afresh

/əˈfrɛʃ/
adverb
1.
once more; once again; anew
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Word Origin and History for afresh
adv.

c.1500, perhaps on analogy of anew [see note in OED], from a- (1) + fresh.

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