far and wide


variants or less commonly far and near
: in every direction : everywhere
searched far and wide

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 People have come far and wide to support The Urban Oyster and other restaurants like it and so many individual concepts are being birthed every year and now there’s a plethora of choices! Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Whether the cancellation of the April 20 event will dampen 420 — a day that is observed by cannabis enthusiasts far and wide — is debatable, Bay Area weed advocates say. Andrew J. Campa, Los Angeles Times, 28 Mar. 2024 The introduction of citrus groves fueled Gilbert’s early economy, beckoning settlers from far and wide in search of prosperity. Lux Butler, The Arizona Republic, 7 Mar. 2024 Gu’s Beijing neighborhood is known for the 13th-century Buddhist temple of the title, whose tall white pagoda is visible far and wide. Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 30 Mar. 2024 So much of the contemporary internet has enabled the disability community, such as connecting with other people far and wide through social media platforms like Facebook. Steven Aquino, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 But the seeds may be spread far and wide by creatures snacking on the fruit (not edible for humans). Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2024 However, because so many people get their information second-hand from social media apps, misinformation and distrust have also spread far and wide. Aramide Tinubu, Variety, 19 Mar. 2024 Giraffes at least keep the water sports to themselves; their slovenly, muck-loving neighbors, on the other hand, spread the excrement far and wide. Cody Cottier, Discover Magazine, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Far and wide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20and%20wide. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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