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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we searched far and wide for a surgeon who could perform that delicate operation
Recent Examples on the Web Adams was well known across the colonies, so his wish for a large celebration was shared far and wide. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "14 Things Every American Should Know About the Fourth of July," 29 June 2020 There are enough seeds to plant a whole flower box worth, or order up to 300 packets to send to additional family and friends individually and spread the memorial garden far and wide. Dana Holmes, CNN Underscored, "30 gifts for someone dealing with grief," 25 June 2020 Schlapp also emphasized that the online reach of the event was ‘‘far and wide,’’ saying that more than 5.3 million people viewed it on the campaign’s digital media channels. Taylor Telford, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump campaign, Democrats joust over Tulsa rally turnout," 21 June 2020 Infections spread far and wide as people make contact with those in their geographic neighborhoods, their familial and social circles, and their workplace. Amanda Shendruk, Quartz, "The strategies to help you build a lower-risk Covid social bubble," 17 June 2020 Adams was well known across the colonies, so his wish for a large celebration was shared far and wide. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, "Why Do We Celebrate the Fourth of July with Fireworks?," 17 June 2020 The problem was especially acute in the Tenderloin, where homeless people’s tents spread far and wide after the pandemic started. Phil Matier, SFChronicle.com, "Drug-dealing arrests soar in the Tenderloin, with no end in sight," 14 June 2020 After the success on the East Coast, Neidich felt the automobile's long history in Los Angeles made that city an even more likely prospect for an art show spread far and wide and made viewable from the car. Elana Scherr, Car and Driver, "Exploring Los Angeles by Jeep, Searching for Art," 7 June 2020 Twice a week, Rhodes filed dispatches from far and wide. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, "Once upon a time, Joe Rhodes lived in a van while covering college hoops for The News. His new van is much nicer.," 6 June 2020

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First Known Use of far and wide

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Far and wide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20and%20wide. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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