the four corners of the earth

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the four corners of the earth

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

The far ends of the world; all parts of the world. For example, Athletes came from the four corners of the earth to compete in the Olympics. This expression appeared in the Bible (Isaiah 11:12): "And gather the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." Although the idea that the earth is a flat plane with actual corners has long been discarded, the term has survived.
See also: corner, four, of

the four ˌcorners of the ˈearth

the parts of the world furthest away: People come from the four corners of the earth to attend the annual festival.
See also: corner, earth, four, of
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