the face of the earth

noun phrase

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: everywhere in the world a species that has vanished from the face of the earth

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“The face of the earth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20face%20of%20the%20earth. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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