afar off (adv.)
indirectly, in a roundabout way
MW I.i.193 [Shallow to Slender] there is as 'twere a tender ... made afar off by Sir Hugh
WT II.i.104 [Leontes to Lords, of Hermione] He who shall speak for her is afar off guilty / But that he speaks [i.e. shows a degree of guilt simply by speaking]

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