hither and yon

idiom

old-fashioned + literary
: here and there : many different places
She has been very busy, traveling hither and yon.

Examples of hither and yon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chandler Bing was a man yanked hither and yon by insecurities and compulsions. Lili Loofbourow, Washington Post, 29 Oct. 2023 But the constant hither and yon of Izi abandoning Benji and then coming back gets a little tired over the long haul and feels jerry-rigged to add conflict. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 3 Sep. 2019 The bulk of the framework is focused on child care and climate provisions, with some funding sprinkled hither and yon for health care and other Democratic priorities. Grace Segers, The New Republic, 28 Oct. 2021 In exhibition planning, original artworks sit safely in packing crates, or hang elsewhere, while models of them are moved hither and yon with relatively little care so curators and designers can determine their layout in a gallery. Peter Libbey, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2021 Making these objects both large and small was not an activity conducive for a hobo riding the rails hither and yon with few possessions. Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson, Star Tribune, 13 Oct. 2020 That must have been a trope, a thing, hither and yon. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 29 Dec. 2021 That enormous increase of money beginning to flow hither and yon, once started, will be unstoppable without drastic actions being taken. John S. Tobey, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 If lobbying shops could be Marvel supervillains, the National Rifle Association would surely be right up there in the pantheon, harnessing some new source of infinite energy to wreak havoc hither and yon. Chris Lehmann, The New Republic, 9 Nov. 2021 See More

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“Hither and yon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hither%20and%20yon. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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