carry through

verb

Definition of carry through 

intransitive verb

: persist, survive feelings that carry through to the present

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Many people carried through with promises to unseat troubling politicians, and that also builds hope in me. Michael Pincus, Teen Vogue, "Losing in the Midterm Elections Isn’t the End," 9 Nov. 2018 The archetype of the witch, carried through centuries of pop-culture and folklore, is a divisive character. Gabriela Herstik, Glamour, "I'm a Modern Witch, and I Love Chilling Adventures of Sabrina So Much," 26 Oct. 2018 More recently, the nation paused to remember John McCain’s life of service, starting in the Vietnam War and carrying through 35 years in Congress. Stanley Mcchrystal, WSJ, "Don’t Vote for a Uniform, Vote for a Candidate," 19 Oct. 2018 The core idea is deeply embedded in Halloween, carrying through from the opening to the final frame. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The new Halloween is a slasher movie with an actual message," 19 Oct. 2018 These versatile finds will warm up your work wardrobe, while carrying through to a multitude of fall occasions. Caitlin King, The Seattle Times, "5 office essentials for a more fashionable fall," 1 Oct. 2018 Whether that streak carries through the confirmation process remains a major question. Tara Golshan, Vox, "These senators will make or break Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote," 28 Sep. 2018 If Trump carries through on all his trade threats, the result would be higher costs on virtually all the those goods. Thomas Heath, chicagotribune.com, "U.S. stocks slump in global sell-off after Trump threatens more tariffs on China," 19 June 2018 And the aesthetic of the interior carries through to the outdoors. David A. Keeps, House Beautiful, "Decorating a Breezy, Caribbean-Inspired House," 19 June 2014

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1605, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

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