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go wide

1. Of the eyes, to open considerably more, often in surprise. My eyes went wide when I got my credit card bill and saw just how much I'm in debt. I felt my eyes go wide when Callie said that she had dumped her boyfriend.
2. To miss the mark. Often used in sports. My shot went wide of the net just as time expired, and, with that, we had our first loss of the season.
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References in classic literature ?
Then, as he noted my white skin through the coating of grime and blood that covered me, his eyes went wide and in an altered tone he whispered: "Can it be that you are a Holy Thern?
For a time Anderssen did not recognize the white, and when at last it dawned upon him that he had seen this giant before, his eyes went wide in surprise that this growling, rending beast could ever have been the well-groomed English gentleman who had been a prisoner aboard the Kincaid.
The latter's eyes went wide, and his attitude turned at once to one of deference.
The girl's eyes went wide, and slowly filled with a great horror, as she shrank back.
When the eyes of the black Manyuema savage fell upon the strange apparition that confronted him with menacing knife they went wide in horror.
He saw a buck pass--an old buck--and then a young and plump one came opposite the giant in ambush, and Schneider's eyes went wide and a scream of terror almost broke from his lips as he saw the agile beast at his side spring straight for the throat of the young buck and heard from those human lips the hunting roar of a wild beast.
As Tara of Helium looked down into the enclosure surrounding the nearest tower, her brows contracted momentarily in frowning surprise, and then her eyes went wide in an expression of incredulity tinged with horror, for what she saw was a score or two of human bodies--naked and headless.
Then, the Indian went wide and long to hand over two game point opportunities to Okuhara.
However, Estonia almost got the go-ahead goal out of nothing when Cypriot goalkeeper Konstantinos Panayi, in his attempt to clear the ball, took a little too long and struck Estonia's Sergei Zenjov though it fortunately went wide.
But unfortunately it went wide and we lost the game.
When substitute Lee Cattermole gave the ball to man-ofthe-match Carlos Sanchez just outside his own box, the Colombian slipped in Weimann but his shot from a tight angle went wide.
But Muhammad Imran's scoop went wide off the off target to put the team under more pressure.
Kevin Treanor and his son, Oisin, had prime seats behind the goal during the game and caught the match ball when a wayward shot from Brazil forward Bernard went wide.
Rangers started quickly and controlled the game for the majority of the first half and nearly took the lead from a fantastic shot from Tomas-Luca Holmes that just went wide.
Three minutes later Anselmians got into their stride following a scrum and the ball went wide right wing Mark Petterson to score.