far and near


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far and near

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

Everywhere, at a distance and nearby. For example, People came from far and near to see the Pope. [c. a.d. 1000]
See also: and, far, near
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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