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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Examples of far and wide in a Sentence

we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation
Recent Examples on the Web Whatever its secret, Team Omicron has clearly spread far and wide. Katherine J. Wu, The Atlantic, 14 July 2022 The Dobbs case is not the first time ideas with roots in Mississippi spread far and wide. W. Ralph Eubanks, CNN, 7 July 2022 The smiles spread far and wide across the clouded beach Saturday morning communicated that. Myah Taylor, Los Angeles Times, 5 June 2022 And once discarded, plastic hangs around for centuries, breaking into ever smaller particles that spread far and wide and can carry toxic substances. New York Times, 21 Apr. 2022 Lake Powell is slowly but surely drying up has spread far and wide. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 6 Apr. 2022 That‘s perhaps good news, as the spiders are destined to spread far and wide across the continental U.S. Ben Turner, Scientific American, 7 Mar. 2022 The surrounding areas after the explosion were evacuated, but radiation continued to spread far and wide. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 26 Feb. 2022 At the time, there was one Negro Leagues veteran who was considered a shoo-in: John Jordan O'Neil Jr., known far and wide as Buck. CBS News, 24 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of far and wide

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Far and wide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20and%20wide. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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