Four Corners of the Earth

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From all across the world, from all over the place

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  • It is an old saying which finds its origin in New Testament of Bible. It was thought by ancient people that the earth was not round rather it was flat consisting of four corners. So to refer to the “four corners of the earth”, they meant farthest places, situated near the edge or corner of rectangular map. Anything lying on the corner refers to a distant place. So the expression referred to farthest places or mush distant places of the earth.
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People from four corners of the world came to see the tragic death of famous Princess Diana.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
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