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far/farther/further afield

1. Larger in scope. This project has gone far afield after our initial experiment didn't yield the data we were looking for.
2. Away from some place or thing. If you want to travel further afield, though, it'll be a very long walk.
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far afield

Wide-ranging, at a distance, as in I started out identifying wild mushrooms, but since then I've gone far afield in other branches of botany . [c. 1400]
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far/farther/further aˈfield

far away from home; to or in places that are not near: You can hire a car if you want to explore further afield.Journalists came from as far afield as China and Brazil.
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References in classic literature ?
My friend the reporter left me, and I wandered further afield.
It was this restlessness, this insecurity, perhaps, that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expeditions.
Miss Penelope," he said under his breath, "I have to admit that one must travel further afield for Heaven's greatest gift.
At last there came a time when the driver went further afield than he had yet gone, and during his absence, the horses began to tremble worse than ever and to snort and scream with fright.
105} As long as corn and wine held out the men did not touch the cattle when they were hungry; when, however, they had eaten all there was in the ship, they were forced to go further afield, with hook and line, catching birds, and taking whatever they could lay their hands on; for they were starving.
Sometimes, too, their games took them further afield, and led by Bysshe the children went on long rambles through woods and meadows, climbing walls and scrambling through hedges, and coming home tired and muddy.
The Welsh region was also deemed the hardest place from which to travel further afield, scoring 5.
Revellers will be spoilt for choice with a range of 60 beers and 20 ciders on offer, with Huddersfield's own breweries on the menu as well as producers from further afield.
Fly-tipping up, so re-open our centre I WRITE about the fly-tipping in Fairwater and Pentrebane, because since the closure of Waungron Road recycling centre the fly-tipping has increased all over Cardiff West and probably further afield.
Kirstie will be immersing herself in some of the workshops available at the fair, but she'll also be looking a little further afield for her inspiration as she heads to Norway to learn more about the customs that make up a Scandinavian Christmas, and incorporate them into her own crafty ideas.
Our children have to go further afield to visit a play area.
Africa 2013: Countdown to the Rains BBC2, tomorrow, 8pm AUTUMNWATCH stalwarts Kate Humble and Simon King embark upon a new, threepart series, which boasts a somewhat similar format, but is based a whole lot further afield.
Both awards had tough competition from many brewers across the Midlands and further afield.
Further afield, ISI Emerging Markets released an improved company section for its Emerging Market Information Service (EMIS) and is integrating credit and risk scoring for more than 820,000 companies.
Visitors from all over Britain and much further afield also got a view of the region and what it has to offer.