to the four winds


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to the four winds

in all directions It would be a disaster if we allowed all that know-how to be scattered to the four winds.
Related vocabulary: the four corners of the earth
See also: four, wind
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There she broke down, poor thing, and gave the other seventeen to the four winds.
I intend to vindicate her, sorr, to the four winds of heaven
I wonder that about this time, or say between four and five o'clock in the afternoon, too late for the morning papers and too early for the evening ones, there is not a general explosion heard up and down the street, scattering a legion of antiquated and house-bred notions and whims to the four winds for an airing-and so the evil cure itself.
The United States has tossed international law to the four winds and invaded another nation using the most transparent of pretexts, global capitalism has penetrated every corner of life, including art, education, and leisure time, and meanwhile the art world carries on, business as usual.
Celts whom fate had cast to the four winds moved heaven and earth to make it back to the auld sod for a glass of the black stuff and a sprig of shamrock.
The potential restructuring is related only to the Four Winds hospital in Katonah and will not affect AHE's investments in the Four Winds hospitals in Saratoga Springs, N.