the ends of the earth

noun phrase

: the most remote places in the world
used figuratively to suggest no limit to an effort
He would go to the ends of the earth to please her.
We will search the ends of the earth if we have to.

Examples of the ends of the earth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the hurricane, La Ceiba’s city limits represented the ends of the earth to Keldy. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2024 Parents of Harry Potter-loving, fairy-believing children have gone to the ends of the earth to keep this magic alive for as long as possible — but my mom was never one of them. Cathy Ching, BostonGlobe.com, 21 Apr. 2023 For her, the ends of the earth become the four walls of the family home. Nadia Hashimi, Foreign Affairs, 13 Apr. 2015 Many Peloton enthusiasts will find their favorite trainers and follow them to the ends of the earth (or at least to the company’s in-person studios). Heather Mayer Irvine, wsj.com, 13 Oct. 2023 His identity shows that the early church was able to transcend social categories in its evangelizing work and that the gospel's message would spread to the ends of the earth and to every person. Frank E. Lockwood, Arkansas Online, 2 Sep. 2023 Some writers go to the ends of the earth in pursuit of a great story. Alexandra Alter, New York Times, 31 July 2023 Often, a season of profound struggle — Duran’s came on the heels of a rough rookie indoctrination in 2021 — would prompt a search to the ends of the earth for counsel: swing instructors, personal trainers, mental health coaches. Alex Speier, BostonGlobe.com, 11 May 2023

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“The ends of the earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20ends%20of%20the%20earth. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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