far and wide


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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In life and in death, King’s global vision resonated far and wide. Jason Sokol, Time, "Martin Luther King Jr.'s Vision Was More Global Than We Remember. The World Mourned Him Accordingly," 4 Apr. 2018 But the breakthrough technology is expected to reach far and wide. Lini S. Kadaba, Philly.com, "The business tech trends you need to watch in 2018," 14 Mar. 2018 Since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in October, stories of abuse in the model industry have been shared far and wide. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Models Want a Legally Binding Contract Against Sexual Harassment," 16 May 2018 And that abundance is rich and varied and scattered far and wide. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Catch the good times rolling on the rivers," 12 May 2018 And there is nothing wrong with a summer drama that's perfectly content not to range far and wide, out there into the heat. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "In 'The Roommate' at Steppenwolf, directed by Phylicia Rashad, the Bronx meets Midwestern nice," 1 July 2018 These wedding savants who have arranged nuptials big and small, far and wide, and some for the pages of Vogue. Samantha Rees, Vogue, "The Best Wedding Planners in the U.S., Canada and Overseas," 17 May 2018 From that starting point, the conversation usually wanders far and wide, with delightful detours and dead ends. Gail Kuriger, The Christian Science Monitor, "Readers write: Unique approach to urban renewal, chatting about books, salute to Steve, tribute to Billy Graham, gun violence reaction, change for ‘colonias’," 14 May 2018 Beginning in the Early Bronze Age, the pastoralists used their horses to migrate far and wide. Michael Price, Science | AAAS, "These Asian hunter-gatherers may have been the first people to domesticate horses," 9 May 2018

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before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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