hither and thither

idiom

Definition of hither and thither

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

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“Hither and thither.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hither%20and%20thither. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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