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high and low

Everywhere, as in We searched high and low but couldn't find the ring, or He hunted high and low for a parking space.
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high and low

Here and there; everywhere: searched high and low for the keys.
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It has gone far and wide, and high and low, and left scarcely a mortal roof unvisited.
They have both come back, miss, and have been tramping high and low.
So we searched high and low, for a matter of two hours, but never a barber-shop could we see.
The music of high and low instruments immediately became audible from the interior of the stage; the tapestry was raised; four personages, in motley attire and painted faces, emerged from it, climbed the steep ladder of the theatre, and, arrived upon the upper platform, arranged themselves in a line before the public, whom they saluted with profound reverences; then the symphony ceased.
The whole city, high and low, the quays bordering the Patapsco, the ships lying in the basins, disgorged a crowd drunk with joy, gin, and whisky.
Good and evil, and rich and poor, and high and low, and all names of values: weapons shall they be, and sounding signs, that life must again and again surpass itself!
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