from the ends of the earth

from the ends of the earth

From the most distant, remote place(s) on the planet. In her new book, travel writer Christine LaFlamme recounts tales of adventure and beauty from the ends of the earth.
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ends of the earth, (from) the

The remotest parts of the globe. The phrase first appeared in the Bible: “All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God” (Psalms 98:3). This turn of phrase is based on the idea of a flat earth, which actually has “ends.” Nevertheless, it survived the general acknowledgment that the globe is spherical and was a cliché by the late nineteenth century.
See also: end, of
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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