carry through

verb
carried through; carrying through; carries through

Definition of carry through

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

Examples of carry through in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This message carries through even in her work outside of textile sculpture. Lauren Smart, Dallas News, "Fiber artist Sheila Hicks weaves storytelling into her custom installations," 6 June 2019 This is a profoundly moving piece of Chicago acting, offering a level of emotional intensity that, on a potent Sunday afternoon, carried through the exhausted bows. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Griffin Theatre's 'For Services Rendered' is like 'Downton Abbey,' about the wrenching change of the Great War," 3 June 2019 Bolton’s ouster removes a clear obstacle to carrying through on that promise. Benjamin Harvey, Fortune, "Bolton’s Out. Here’s How That Could Affect Trump’s Foreign Policy," 12 Sep. 2019 That questionable belief does not carry through into many of Williamson’s proposed policy ideas. Constance Grady, Vox, "Why Marianne Williamson’s most famous passage keeps getting cited as a Nelson Mandela quote," 30 July 2019 This year, children will be given greased watermelons to carry through an obstacle course. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: The FBI and the DWP," 23 July 2019 Protesters have mainly focused their anger on Lam, who had little choice but to carry through dictates issued by Beijing, where President Xi Jinping has enforced increasingly authoritarian rule. Christopher Bodeen And Elaine Kurtenbach, SFChronicle.com, "Huge Hong Kong protest tests strength of leader’s control," 16 June 2019 The collaboration will carry through the first year. Steve Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "How to reach people with poetry? ‘Fault in Our Stars’ author John Green, Chicago Poetry Foundation are trying YouTube," 11 Sep. 2019 The honesty carries through when talking about his winding NFL career, from New Orleans to Carolina to Indianapolis to Houston to Baltimore to San Francisco to Chicago and, finally, to the Broncos. Ryan O’halloran, The Denver Post, "Broncos GM John Elway believes Vic Fangio is the right man with the right plan," 8 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of carry through

1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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26 Oct 2019

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The first known use of carry through was in 1605

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