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Contemporary Examples

Then, days before the election, aff ran an ad with the same false claim, this time calling for Heinrich to be voted out.
Election 2014 Is Drowning in Dark Money Robert Maguire August 27, 2014

Historical Examples

He’s left the plow-tail an’s aff to Edinburgh to mak’ his fame an’ fortune.’
Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson

I brought him aff the moor for God’s sake, and he begins to bite the bairns.
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop

Ye whiles tap, and whiles slice, and whiles heel, or ye hit her aff the tae.
Punch, Or The London Charivari, Volume 102, January 16, 1892 Various

Eh, gien they wad but stick i’ my shune, and gang wi’ them whan I pu’ them aff!
Heather and Snow George MacDonald

“aff hands, my woman,” cried Peggy, suddenly leaving her chair.
Wilson’s Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Various

It’s aff with her apron and on with her bonnet, iv’ry chance.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine

I sent her aff like ane o’ Samson’s foxes, wi’ a firebrand at her tail.
Robert Falconer George MacDonald

The straw was aff the handle, an’ my father mended it wi’ strings.’
A Window in Thrums J. M. Barrie

But aff she wint down the stairs like a shot, and thin I turned round to the little Frinch furrenner.
The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

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    pleasantly easy to approach and to talk to; friendly; cordial; warmly polite: an affable and courteous gentleman. showing warmth and friendliness; benign; pleasant: an affable smile. Contemporary Examples They ranged from yoga teacher-toned to affably soft around the edges. Naked on a New York Street—for Art Emily Shire September 15, 2014 Its affably glib opening […]

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