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She threw herself on the wide divan, and he fixed pillows under her head.

From far and wide, wild people flocked to the banks of the river.

There was now but "one wide river to cross," and the cars rolled on to the bridge.

The ranges are wide enough, but they're a prison just the same.

Mary Reynolds' eyes were wide with surprise and sudden hope.

"Nay, there you are wide of the clout," the bowman said gravely.

She was sitting forward on her chair, her wide young eyes on him.

Outside the wide doors of the corridor the wheel-chairs were arranged in a semicircle.

She surmised shrewdly that on the Street their interests were wide apart.

Her world was in pieces about her, and she felt alone in a wide and empty place.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wid, from Proto-Germanic *widas (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian wid, Old Norse viðr, Dutch wijd, Old High German wit, German weit), perhaps from PIE *wi-ito-, from root *wi- "apart, away." Wide open "unguarded, exposed to attack" (1915) originally was in boxing, etc. Wide awake (adj.) is first recorded 1818; figurative sense of "alert, knowing" is attested from 1833.

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