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come from far and wide

Of many people, to come from many different places, often ones that are a long distance away. People came from far and wide when they heard we were offering free doughnuts today. I was so touched that family and friends came from far and wide to attend my 40th birthday party.
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come from far and wide

to arrive from everywhere; to arrive from many directions and great distances. People came from far and wide to attend the annual meeting. The deer came from far and wide to lick the salt block we had put out.
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