dark forces aren’t abroad

Tyrion Lann

Senior Member
INDIA -Hindi
Just because it's a mild night doesn't mean that dark forces aren't abroad. They're abroad all the time. They're everywhere.

Source:- Good Omens by Neil Gaiman.

Has The adverb "abroad" been used for the meaning "around" here?
Please explain it.
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  • dojibear

    Senior Member
    English - Northeast US
    "Around" usually means "nearby". "Abroad" is outdoors, and usually does not mean "nearby". Often it means "for hundreds of miles" or further.
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