the four corners of the world

the four corners of the world

All parts of the world; the farthest reaches. I have traveled to the four corners of the world to retrieve the medallion, and I'm not going to stop now.
See also: corner, four, of, world

the four corners of the world

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the four corners of the earth

You can use the four corners of the world or the four corners of the earth to mean all the different parts of the world, especially the parts that are the furthest away from you. A foreign correspondent makes his friends in all four corners of the world. Italy has sent 5,000 soldiers to the four corners of the earth to play their part in peace-keeping operations. Note: Other nouns referring to areas of land can be used instead of world or earth. Young people came from the four corners of the nation in search of new ideas.
See also: corner, four, of, world

the four (or far) corners of the world (or earth)

remote regions of the earth, far away from each other.
1999 Katie Hickman Daughters of Britannia In amongst the fishing boats and the caiques… sailed innumerable vessels from all four corners of the earth.
See also: corner, four, of, world
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On the Liverpool side, there were ships everywhere waiting to set sail to the four corners of the world.
The brothers used to dress as black ravens and reputedly fly round the world bringing back gifts from the four corners of the world.
But equally significant, if not more so, is the multitude of messages from the four corners of the world affirming the international community's respect for Lebanon's independence and sovereignty, and above all stability.
The FIJET is, according to her, a genuine network of tourism promotion through the four corners of the world.
TRANSL888 it: This weekend sees the end of a week of colourful performances from the four corners of the world as the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod draws to a close.
Anastasiades, for his part, expressed his deep respect for the Armenians living in Armenia, Lebanon and the four corners of the world.
When Jesus Christ was asked who is my neighbour to whom I should show mercy he said everyone in the four corners of the world, and God the father is not an English God, he belongs to everyone who wants him.
The Punisher's' toughie character proved no match for the charm of a bevy of beauties from the four corners of the world.
He said over the past century's history testifies that the US governments perpetrated major human rights violations through their interventions in the four corners of the world and for military build-up and aggression on other states.
Having worked in the rail industry for over three decades, I have seen the decline of all of the major industries, in my lifetime, ensuring the safety of freight wagons used in their transportation of their precious cargo, which was sent to the four corners of the world, and all over the UK.
He described the sea as the scene of "powerful confrontation with enemies" and, meantime, "effective activity and cooperation with friends", and said access to free waters and to the four corners of the world and defending the country offshore are among the advantages having a powerful naval force that needs to be given due attention by both the Iranian people and officials.
Arrivals from regional destinations such as Thailand have more than doubled within a year, and source markets at the four corners of the world are expressing an interest in this previously much closed country.
Thanks to the global reach of our operations, when the situation calls for it, we have the capability to deliver literally to the four corners of the world.