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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.
See also: and, yon

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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