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hither and yon

All over; in every place. After our weekend at the beach, there's sand hither and yon. We're been hither and yon looking for the cat, but no luck yet.
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hither and thither

All over; in every place. After our weekend at the beach, there's sand hither and thither. We're been hither and thither looking for the cat, but no luck yet.
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thither and yon

1. In many different places; everywhere I try to keep some cash thither and yon around the house in case of emergences. We've looked thither and yon for the missing girl, but so far we've found not a trace.
2. In many different directions; this way and that. People ran thither and yon when the store opened its doors for the big sale. They found the poor mongrel wandering thither and yon.
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hither, thither, and yon

1. In many different places; everywhere I try to keep some cash hither and yon around the house in case of emergences. We've looked hither and yon for the missing girl, but so far we've found not a trace.
2. In many different directions; this way and that. People ran hither and yon when the store opened its doors for the big sale. They found the poor mongrel wandering hither and yon.
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hither, thither, and yon

 and hither and thither
everywhere; here, there, and everywhere. (Formal and archaic.) The prince looked hither, thither, and yon for the beautiful woman who had lost the glass slipper. The terrible wizard had sown the seeds of his evil vine hither, thither, and yon. Soon the evil, twisted plants began to sprout in all the land.
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thither and yon

there and everywhere. (Stilted or jocular.) I sent my resume thither and yon, but no one responded. The children are all scattered thither and yon, and it is difficult for them to get home for the holidays.
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hither and thither

Also, hither and yon. Here and there, as in I've been wandering about, hither and thither, or Ruth went hither and yon, searching for her sister. These old words for "here" and "there" are rarely heard outside these expressions, which themselves may be dying out. [c. a.d. 725]
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ˌhither and ˈthither

(especially literary) in many different directions: When you look down at the square, you see all the people hurrying hither and thither.
Hither and thither are old words for ‘here’ and ‘there’.
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hither and thither/yon

Here and there; from here to there. The terms, which today have a somewhat archaic or poetic ring, include words that are rarely used outside these expressions: hither, for here; thither, for there; and yon, for yonder. Edward Fitzgerald’s translation of Omar Khayyam describes destiny (fate) playing a game of chess with human beings: “Hither and thither moves, and mates, and slays” (1859). W. Somerset Maugham used the second expression with a similar meaning: “The wan characters of Chekhov’s stories drifted hither and yon at the breath of circumstances.” (Christmas Holiday, 1939).
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hither and yon

near and far. “Hither” means toward the speaker. “Yon” is “far away” (as in “beyond” and “over yonder”). Put them together and you've got all the territory covered. Another similar archaic phrase is “hither and thither,” meaning this way and that way, or a state of utter confusion.
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The waters have been muddied, Tayyaba's parents pulled hither and thither, evidence collection and witness statements have been poorly taken and in the end the prosecution case was so threadbare intentionally so that there was never a real possibility of the major charges producing a conviction.
Visit www.liverpoolecho.co.uk After disastrous sorties in Afghanistan and Iraq, there is simply no longer the stomach for deploying British troops hither and thither.
The second is from the Old Testament from Ecclesiastes: 'One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but the earth abideth forever The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to the place where he arose The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to its circuits All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come thither they return again.'
Amid a looming trade war following Mr Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports, Sir Vince will say the Government's vision of "a Global Britain signing new trade deals hither and thither" is a "fraud".
Riyadh, Rabi'I 21, 1439, Dec 9, 2017, SPA -- The National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) in the Kingdom has expressed its strong condemnation and denunciation of the announcement by US President Donald Trump to recognize Al-Quds as the capital of Israel and the intended transfer of US Embassy thither, pointing out that this step forms a flagrant violation of the rights of the Palestinian people and the peoples of the Arab and Islamic nations.
17 (BNA): His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa the representative of HM the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council of Youth and Sports (SCYS) and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) said the Kingdom of Bahrain is a cosmopolitan multi-cultural diversity non-discriminatory country as has been known hither and thither.
The depth of bilateral Saudi-Lebanese relations could never be fathomed by a mere cartoon and KSA respect for the Lebanese state, people, institutions and electing a new president is well known hither and thither; it emanates from permanent Saudi concern for Lebanese independence, sovereignty and ever presence on the Arab scene, the ambassador concluded.
PRADHAN MANTRI GRAM SADAK YOJANA (PMGSY) called a Domestic competitive bidding, for pwd medhiya thither bhaghat ghar to pakki sadak rajendar yadav itabhatha tak.
The once kingly Christmas tree lay splayed across the sitting room floor, broken baubles were strewn hither and thither, the once all-seeing angel from atop the tree had been sent flying across the room and landed under the coffee table.
Our glorious sweet rocket, Hesperis matronalis, which has self-seeded hither and thither in the raised beds, has sprawled over unsuspecting astrantias.
O Emperor emerged with their debut album Hither Thither in 2010 and received lavish praise from fans and critics alike.
We will conduct further hearing of the case when responsible officer of AGPR will make payment of Rs 20000 out of his own pocket to those who are wandering hither and thither unattended to.
The songs flit hither and thither from the start of an affair (Colour Me In) to the I-can't-takethis-anymore gentle explosion of The Box ("I have tried but I don't fit into this box you call a gift").
He further remarked "the days are gone when rule of monarchy prevailed and we were subjects of the British, under whose orders the officers were shifted from hither to thither. "Now the constitution of 1973 is in vogue and under this constitution we have to decide now to summon any record or otherwise", he said adding there is a constitution and no one can be appointed as officer on personal likes or dislikes.
While my sister-in-law ran hither and thither, looking for special spices and sauces, I was content to stand and stare, mesmerised by the multi-hued tapestry of life itself.