far and wide

variants: or less commonly far and near

Definition of far and wide

: in every direction : everywhere searched far and wide

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Synonyms & Antonyms for far and wide


all over, everyplace, everywhere, high and low, throughout



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Examples of far and wide in a Sentence

we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation

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Aside from the philanthropic angle of this partnership, Gross believes that the clothing itself is a powerful vehicle for spreading their message far and wide. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "R13 Designer Chris Leba Is Doing His Part to Help Protect American Land as President Trump Plots to Destroy It," 8 Oct. 2018 Nicole Niesner, based in Saskatchewan, didn’t expect her divorce party to become a viral sensation after photos of her celebrating with a group of friends—by wearing their wedding gowns and drinking wine—spread far and wide across the Internet. Leah Bourne, Glamour, "For Some Women, Finalizing Their Divorce Means Throwing an Actual Party," 28 Nov. 2018 Even beyond Silicon Valley, China’s tech relationships extend far and wide. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "China is making the internet less free, and US tech companies are helping," 2 Nov. 2018 While Camila Cabello's success, after her departure from the group in 2016, has been far and wide, the other members of Fifth Harmony have also struck out on their own. Radhika Menon, Teen Vogue, "Lauren Jauregui Sent Love to Fellow Fifth Harmony Member Dinah Jane About Her New Music," 27 Sep. 2018 But the money went far and wide, and went overwhelmingly to the Republican Party of Florida ($429,550) and the Republican State Leadership Committee ($225,000). Lawrence Mower, miamiherald, "Opioid makers gave $1 million to Florida politicians over last 20 years | Miami Herald," 19 May 2018 Would-be migrants from far and wide happily took her up on the offer. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Europe’s Migrant Disaster Should Teach America a Lesson," 27 Nov. 2018 While YouTube cast its net far and wide with new content regulations introduced last year after the ad-pocalypse, now the company seems to want to zero in on the most popular channels as their videos typically get the most views. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "After Logan Paul incident, Google Preferred YouTube videos will face further vetting," 12 Jan. 2018 Allen’s work and philanthropy reached far and wide, touching many people between his business with Microsoft, Vulcan, the Allen Institute for Brain Science and his ownership of the Seahawks and Trail Blazers and his love of rock music. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘A pioneer. A visionary. A good man’: The world reacts to death of Seattle business and sports mogul Paul Allen," 15 Oct. 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of far and wide was before the 12th century

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