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 for Far and near
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Near \Near\ (n[=e]r), adv. [AS. ne['a]r, compar. of ne['a]h
     nigh. See Nigh.]
     1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree;
        not remote; nigh.
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              My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.
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     2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. "Near twenty years ago."
        --Shak. "Near a fortnight ago." --Addison.
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              Near about the yearly value of the land. --Locke.
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     3. Closely; intimately. --Shak.
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     Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a
        whole region.
     To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to.
        "Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him."
     Near the wind (Naut.), close to the wind; closehauled.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Far \Far\, adv.
     1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are
        separated far from each other.
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     2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as,
        he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
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     3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
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     4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply;
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              Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far
              above rubies.                         --Prov. xxxi.
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     As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as,
        under As.
     Far off.
        (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively.
        (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. "But now,
            in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are
            made nigh by the blood of Christ." --Eph. ii. 13.
     Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite
        unlike. --Pope.
     Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a
        whole region.
     Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. "Far
        and wide his eye commands." --Milton.
     From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.
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     Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as
           far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  far and near
      adv 1: over great areas or distances; everywhere; "he traveled
             far and wide"; "the news spread far and wide"; "people
             came from far and near"; "searched for the child far and
             near" [syn: far and wide, far and near]

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