far and wide


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far and wide

1. many places People came from far and wide to see the parade.
2. across a large area They searched far and wide for the missing dog.
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far and wide

For a great distance, over a large area. For example, They searched far and wide for the lost child, or The message went out far and wide. [c. a.d. 900]
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far and wide

Everywhere: looked far and wide for the lost puppy.
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References in classic literature ?
Bird's gay voices echoed far and wide, and the little brook went singing by, beneath the arching ferns that bent above it; green leaves rustled in the summer wind, and the air was full of music.
And then he told all that Thistle had done to show his love for her; how he had wandered far and wide to seek the Fairy gifts, and toiled long and hard to win them; how he had been loving, true, and tender, when most lonely and forsaken.
When, entering some quiet little cove, we have looked round and thought to pass a quiet night, the odious word "yammerschooner" has shrilly sounded from some gloomy nook, and then the little signal-smoke has curled up to spread the news far and wide.
Presently he was swinging far and wide, while below him, the apes of the tribe of Kerchak looked on in mild amaze.