the (whole) world over

noun phrase

: everywhere in the world
His books have entertained readers the world over.

Examples of the (whole) world over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Economies the world over have had a rough few years coping with interest rates. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 19 May 2024 Amid calls from the United States and other nations for an immediate cease fire, protests against the war broke out on college campuses across the U.S. and the world over the past few months. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 16 May 2024 Here are 12 images of the northern lights, as seen from around the world over the weekend. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 13 May 2024 Bay Area News Group readers have globetrotted around the world over these last months — and then shared their adventures and travel tips on everything from Alaskan glaciers to the wilds of Pitcairn Island, founded by mutineers from the infamous HMS Bounty. Jackie Burrell, The Mercury News, 12 May 2024 Christie’s set the date; the majority of brands re-submitted their watches; Patek Philippe, Konstantin Chaykin, and Lederer presented brand-new timepieces; and collectors the world over booked their flights. Sophie Furley, Robb Report, 10 May 2024 The game also became an international merchandising phenomenon, with Huggy Wuggy plushies and other playthings spreading the world over. Borys Kit, The Hollywood Reporter, 9 May 2024 Paneristis the world over will be on alert, as Stallone is also parting with four of his Panerai watches. Abid Rahman, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 May 2024 The historic Kashan bazaar in central Iran once sat on a major caravan route, its silk carpets known the world over. Mehdi Fattahi, The Christian Science Monitor, 3 May 2024

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“The (whole) world over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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