the whole wide world


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the whole wide world

n. everywhere; everywhere and everything. I’ve searched the whole wide world for just the right hat.
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There was such a sense of home in the thought, that though her own eyes overflowed she would not have obliterated the recollection of it, either from her own mind or from his, for the wealth of the whole wide world.
But, partly that she dreaded the secret or undisguised interference of old Roger Chillingworth, and partly that her conscious heart imparted suspicion where none could have been felt, and partly that both the minister and she would need the whole wide world to breathe in, while they talked together -- for all these reasons Hester never thought of meeting him in any narrower privacy than beneath the open sky.
Nay," said Alleyne, "I would gladly come with ye to France or where else ye will, just to list to your talk, and because ye are the only two friends that I have in the whole wide world outside of the cloisters; but, indeed, it may not be, for my duty is towards my brother, seeing that father and mother are dead, and he my elder.
What in the whole wide world can be the connection between this dead painting man and the affair at Birlstone?
You and Aunt Rose are the best people in the whole wide world.
Out of his puniness and fright he challenged and menaced the whole wide world.
No one in the whole wide world, dear," said she, and put her arms round his bull neck.
I recollect trying to think about something (about anything in the whole wide world, I was not particular) without the smallest effect.
And there he stood, looking a little upward, with one hand thrust into the breast of his coat, and the other playing with his old-fashioned gold watch-chain: his head thrown a little on one side, and his hat a little more on one side than his head, (but that was evidently accident; not his ordinary way of wearing it,) with such a pleasant smile playing about his mouth, and such a comical expression of mingled slyness, simplicity, kind- heartedness, and good-humour, lighting up his jolly old face, that Nicholas would have been content to have stood there and looked at him until evening, and to have forgotten, meanwhile, that there was such a thing as a soured mind or a crabbed countenance to be met with in the whole wide world.
From the proudest, most loved grandchildren and great grandchildren in the whole wide world.
I think we live in the best region in the whole wide world.
Could Fidelias interest in the whole wide world hint at a sequel?
All he has in the whole wide world, really, is Louie, because Louie just looks at him as the greatest dad in the world and adores him.
Oh my God, they couldn't have found anybody better in the whole wide world.