far and wide

adverb
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 Brands far and wide now use the influence of social media platforms and personalities to connect with their audiences in a more intimate way. Jessica Wong, Forbes, 7 June 2021 But some of his statements have traveled just as far and wide on social networks. Jacob Silver, New York Times, 7 June 2021 This year’s schedule of performances promises to take audience members -- who perhaps haven’t been able to travel the past year because of the pandemic -- to places far and wide, without leaving Northeast Ohio. cleveland, 4 June 2021 Though the exhibition focuses on individual narratives specific to Dutch colonial history, curators hope that its major themes resonate far and wide. Nora Mcgreevy, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021 Though known as a crime writer, Chandler’s interests in Portland’s history roamed far and wide. oregonlive, 30 May 2021 Contributions extended far and wide, to the domains of medicine, engineering, chemistry, and—in the case of Japanese American scientist Leo Esaki—physics. Tom Mullaney, Quartz, 29 May 2021 From there, pickles spread far and wide around the globe with nearly every culture developing their own pickling twists. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 26 May 2021 Betty Lou spread her love of Southern manners and food far and wide. BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of far and wide

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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Dictionary Entries Near far and wide

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faraway

farawayness

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23 Jun 2021

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“Far and wide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20and%20wide. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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