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Usage examples for thorough

  1. " 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
  2. Never did I witness a more sincere grief, a more thorough despair. – Jane Talbot by Charles Brockden Brown
  3. 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
  4. I tried to use the accident, to make his friendship for you as thorough as my own. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. It was very sudden, and many thorough things are so. – Tomaso's Fortune and Other Stories by Henry Seton Merriman
  9. " Yes," murmurs Molly, with a thorough comprehension of all he is feeling. – Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  10. 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
  11. If possible, get a thorough college education before you touch a law book. – The Young Man and the World by Albert J. Beveridge
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  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. The work of the vigilantes had been mercilessly thorough – The Mountain Divide by Frank H. Spearman
  20. 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
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