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Definitions of thorough

  1.   Through.
  2.   Passing through or to the end; complete; perfect.
  3.   very thorough; exhaustively complete; " an exhaustive study"; " made a thorough search"; " thoroughgoing research"
  4.   painstakingly careful and accurate; " our accountant is thorough"; " thorough research"
  5.   A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water.
  6.   Going on to the end; perfect; finished.
  7.   Going through and through; complete; perfect.
  8.   Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house.
  9.   Thoroughly.
  10.   Passing through or to the end: complete: entire.
  11.   An interfurrow between two ridges. See Through.
  12.   Passing through; complete.
  13.   Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet.
  14.   THOROUGHNESS.

Quotes of thorough

  1. For a successful revolution it is not enough that there is discontent. What is required is a profound and thorough conviction of the justice, necessity and importance of political and social rights. – B. R. Ambedkar
  2. Doubt, indulged and cherished, is in danger of becoming denial; but if honest, and bent on thorough investigation, it may soon lead to full establishment of the truth. – Ambrose Bierce
  3. There is no short cut to achievement. Life requires thorough preparation- veneer isn't worth anything. – George Washington Carver
  4. Whatever I do, I attempt to do it fully. I try, and don't always succeed, to be thorough There are musicians who do not know their worth, and if they knew it at one time, it has eluded them. I know my worth. You try not to dwell in the past. – Bill Dixon
  5. In the economic sphere, the program demanded thorough decentralization and managerial independence of enterprises, as well as legalization of small -scale private enterprise, especially in the service sector. – Alexander Dubcek
  6. Some people are making such thorough preparation for rainy days that they aren't enjoying today's sunshine. – William Feather
  7. I then endeavoured to show that it is more especially in the thorough conformity with law which natural phenomena and natural products exhibit, and in the comparative ease with which laws can be stated, that this difference exists. – Hermann von Helmholtz
  8. I want to make a summing up, brief and to the point, but thorough I have never suppressed a word in my books out of regard for other people and their prejudices. – John Henry Mackay
  9. I retired from public Business from a thorough Conviction that it was not in my Power to do any Good, and very much disgusted with Measures, which appeared to me inconsistent with common Policy and Justice. – George Mason
  10. Accept business only at a price permitting thoroughness. Then do a thorough job, regardless of cost to us. – Arthur C. Nielsen
  11. In light of the recent controversy surrounding foreign management of U. S. Ports, a thorough review of foreign management of U. S. airports needs to occur. – Jon Porter
  12. A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education. – Theodore Roosevelt
  13. We were criticized throughout that investigation for being too thorough for taking too long. But time has proved the correctness of that approach. – Kenneth Starr
  14. To illustrate what I mean, an apt dancer may be in thorough unison with the others in that particular group, and at the same time reveal a difference in dancing temperament, rhythm or technique; she may phrase, accentuate or actually interpret differently. – Florenz Ziegfeld

Usage examples for thorough

  1. “ 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
  2. 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
  3. Never did I witness a more sincere grief, a more thorough despair. ” – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  4. The work of the vigilantes had been mercilessly thorough – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  5. 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
  6. It was very sudden, and many thorough things are so. ” – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  7. 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
  8. “ " Yes," murmurs Molly, with a thorough comprehension of all he is feeling. ” – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  9. “ I tried to use the accident, to make his friendship for you as thorough as my own. ” – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  10. If possible, get a thorough college education before you touch a law book. ” – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  11. But to get that, a more thorough logical and metaphysical preparation is needed than is usually supposed necessary. ” – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  12. The lamp in his cap gave sufficient light for a thorough examination of his prison, and it was soon made. ” – Down the Slope by James Otis
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. “ " 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. “ 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
  20. 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

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