from far and near

from far and near

 and from near and far
from all around, both close by and farther away. (In either order.) All the young people from far and near gathered at the high school for the game. The eagles gathered from near and far at the river where the salmon were spawning.
See also: and, far, near
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Here, therefore, during the fishing season, the Snake Indians resort from far and near, to lay in their stock of salmon, which, with esculent roots, forms the principal food of the inhabitants of these barren regions.
Lanterns began to swing in all direc- tions; it was the watch gathering from far and near.
But though the voice of this choir-terrible rose and fell from far and near in all directions, reaching at time such a tremendous volume of sound that the earth shook to it, yet so engrossed was I in my lesson and in my teacher that often I was deaf to what at another time would have filled me with awe.