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Wide, adv. 1) to a great extent, far and near: “one body should be filled with all graces w. enlarged,” As III, 2, 151 (spread abroad, distributed through the whole world). far and w. == for all the world, apparently, plainly: “proves thee far and w. a broad goose,” Rom. II, 4, 91 (cf. the adj. in Oth. I, 3, 107).
2) so as to have a great space from one side to the other, or to form a great opening: “the door he opens w.” Lucr. 359. John II, 300. John II, 300 “keep my drooping eyelids open w.” Sonn. 27, 7. Tp. II, 1, 214. H4B IV, 5, 24. “the graves all gaping w.” Mids. V, 387. H4B V, 5, 58. “I will not open my lips so w. as . . .,” Tw. I, 5, 2. “stretch the nostril w.” H5 III, 1, 15. “the villains march w. betwixt the legs,” H4A IV, 2, 43. “his arms spread --r than a dragon's wings,” H6A I, 1, 11. “earth, gape open w.” R3 I, 2, 65. “and w. unclasp the tables of their thoughts,” Troil. IV, 5, 60. “a thing inseparate divides more --r than the sky and earth,” V, 2, 149. “thus w. I'll ope my arms,” Hml. IV, 5, 145. “her clothes spread w.” IV, 7, 176.
3) far from the mark or from the purpose, so as to miss the aim, astray: “bear thine eyes straight, though thy proud heart go w.” Sonn. 140, 14. “is my lord well, that he doth speak so w.?” Ado IV, 1, 63. “no such matter; you are w.” Troil. III, 1, 97. “Pyrrhus at Priam drives; in rage strikes w.; but with the whiff and wind of his fell sword the unnerved father falls,” Hml. II, 2, 494. “still, still far w.” Lr. IV, 7, 50. With of: “I never heard a man . . . so w. of his own respect,” Wiv. III, 1, 58. “w. o'the bowhand,” LLL IV, 1, 135 (far from the mark).
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