hither and thither

idiom

old-fashioned + literary
: in various and usually random directions : here and there
traveling/wandering hither and thither

Examples of hither and thither in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Momoa seems to sense that the story is wandering dazedly hither and thither, none too fast, and needs punching awake. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 Oct. 2021 All the elements to the left of plutonium in the periodic table are quite willing to share electrons with each other, gaily forming compounds hither and thither; the elements to the right, far less so. Valerie Brown, Discover Magazine, 28 Sep. 2018 Conjunctivitis is spread through particularly artful and gross means - the contamination of objects with eye gunk, smeared inadvertently hither and thither as a person wrestles with the itchy, gritty misery that defines what is commonly known as pinkeye. Rebecca Kreston, Discover Magazine, 28 July 2013 For whatever reason, this new one is attracted to the scrubby valley where O.J. and Emerald dwell, concealing itself inside a motionless cloud or, for its next trick, scooting hither and thither through the sky. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, 22 July 2022 Audience avatars would regularly crash the runway, flying hither and thither, but there was no security. Luke Leitch, Vogue, 29 Mar. 2022 But as director Christopher Ashley sends the columns gliding hither and thither to create various interiors and exteriors, the structures often … wobble. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 17 Nov. 2021 Same with Sitake, a man seemingly mystified, searching high and low, wide and far, hither and thither, hunting, scratching, grasping for the right conclusion. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 Aug. 2021 My memories of its video are so clear: JLo driving a convertible, rolling around on the sand, tossing gold jewelry hither and thither. Marci Robin, Allure, 25 Jan. 2021 See More

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“Hither and thither.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hither%20and%20thither. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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