the four corners of the world

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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.
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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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Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, said: "The generosity of our father Zayed goes beyond the emirates reaching the four corners of the world. He spread his humanitarian spirit and generosity amongst the Emirati people and instilled ideals of brotherhood and humanity among the people of the Emirates, which is how we became known as 'Sons of Zayed'."
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