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  • adv. Over a great distance or large area; nearly everywhere.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. distantly and broadly; comprehensively.
  • adj. See under Far.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. over great areas or distances; everywhere


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  • Well-equipped vessels sail away from your shipyard and carry our flag far and wide over the seas.

    Pillars of Society

  • During the winter of 1912 and 1913, “airships on nocturnal missions of frightening import” were “witnessed” far and wide over the British Isles; over London, Sheerness, Portland, Dover, Liverpool, and Cardiff.

    Castles of Steel

  • Mr. Russing proceeded to tell her about his years searching far and wide for his mother and father.

    The Lost Children

  • It has been attempted to cast odium upon the memory of Mademoiselle de l'Enclos because of her connection with the second Marquis de Sevigne, son of the celebrated Madame de Sevigne, whose letters have been read far and wide by those who fancy they can find something in them with reference to the morals and practices of the court of Versailles during her period.

    Ninon de L'Enclos the Celebrated Beauty of the 17th Century

  • Such is an excellent pen picture of Ole Bull, who during the middle of the nineteenth century was known far and wide as a great violinist.

    Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday

  • There had been times when she had been allowed to go hunting, but exaggerated reports some saying that she roamed far and wide had reached the English Privy Council, and Shrewsbury had been reprimanded for carelessness, and the privilege withdrawn.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles

  • A special type of rock salt found at Siwa valued for its chemical properties was known far and wide as the salt of Ammon—thus our term ammonia.

    Alexander the Great

  • In Richard's day it also attracted pilgrims who came from far and wide to pay homage to Thomas Becket, the archbishop martyred at Canterbury, whose enamel reliquary had also survived through the centuries, another of the cathedral's great treasures alongside the Mappa Mundi.

    Crusader Gold

  • Thomas Holcroft, who in childhood wandered far and wide with his father, a pedlar, was at Nottingham during the race-week of the year

    Life of Johnson

  • And while the heathen folk gazed in horror and wonder, the bright blade of the axe circled faster and faster around Saint Winfred's head, and the flakes of wood flew far and wide from the deepening cut in the body of the tree.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays


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