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It is widely expected that the mayor will make an announcement this morning.
He has traveled widely in South America.
The drug is widely used in the treatment of cancer.
a widely held view/belief/opinion
Organic foods are now much more widely available.
a newspaper that is widely read (=read by a lot of people)
She’s very widely read (=she has read a lot of books).
Prices vary widely from one store to the next.
Officials have voiced widely different views on the best way forward.
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