Usage examples for thorough

  1. Never did I witness a more sincere grief, a more thorough despair. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  2. But I merely observed: It is easy to see that you have a thorough knowledge of the world and its ways. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  3. The midshipmen supported him well, and Needham, who acted as boatswain,- and a more thorough man- of- war's- man never stepped,- assisted to keep the rest of the crew in good order. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  4. But if we examine the matter with somewhat greater care we shall see that it is indeed a thorough compliment to that faith. – Robert Browning by G. K. Chesterton
  5. Miss Gertrude White is in the cab, and the truth is that she is in a thorough bad temper. – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  6. When our knowledge of the fauna of Asia is more complete, it will be possible to give a more thorough and in many respects a more satisfactory history of the European fauna than at present. – The History of the European Fauna by R. F. Scharff
  7. I tried to use the accident, to make his friendship for you as thorough as my own. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  8. Once he came to me about a legal difficulty in connexion with the deed of trust of his chapel; and although I could not help him myself, I directed him to such help as was thorough and cost him nothing. – Annals of a Quiet Neighbourhood by George MacDonald
  9. It is one of the standard works on the subject, which his learning enabled him to treat in a full and thorough manner; the style is clear and strong. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  10. The writing of this book has been a thorough pleasure to me, not only on account of the infinite charm of the subject, but also because everyone whom I have approached has treated me with studied kindness. – The Life of Sir Richard Burton by Thomas Wright
  11. The work of the vigilantes had been mercilessly thorough. – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  12. " Yes," murmurs Molly, with a thorough comprehension of all he is feeling. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  13. Fred, by the way, had persevered till he had secured his aunt long enough to give her a thorough account of the appearance of the " green or water- frog." – Gritli's Children by Johanna Spyri
  14. " Hush," said D'Acres, who was a thorough gentleman, " some of the sizars may be here;" and he dropped Bruce's arm. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  15. I suppose you'd like to try it, you're so thorough; though I don't see how you're going to manage exactly. – The Flamp, The Ameliorator, and The Schoolboy's Apprentice by E. V. Lucas
  16. But Tennyson had from the first a wider range of interest and capacity than Keats, and he had the enormous advantage of thorough and regular literary training. – A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895) by George Saintsbury