Examples of thorough in a Sentence
- … one realized that it was the restaurant's thorough and even comic Frenchness that had made it so entirely New York. —Adam Gopnik, New Yorker, 22 Mar. 2004
- Bruce tells me to squat down and Koani sidles up, ears flattened, tail tucked away, and gives my face a thorough licking. —Nicholas Evans, Daily Telegraph, 26 Sept. 1998
- The job was uncharacteristically thorough for a Russian contract killing—three different types of bullets riddled Mikho's body. —New Republic, 15 Dec. 1997
- … as I look into their black faces, their hope is so thorough and consuming it frightens me. —Bob Shacochis, Harper's, February 1995
a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations
The investigator will have to be thorough.
Recent Examples of thorough from the Web
O'Neal also provided the FBI with a thorough floor plan of the Monroe apartment, including the location of Hampton's bed.
At surface level, Spacey’s apology seems like a thorough one.
Qualcomm, a company founded and run by engineers, could probably use a thorough going over by Hock and his green eyeshade crew.
Each specimen is tagged with a thorough identification card, which provides information on its provenance as well as essential statistical data.
But a thorough beating like this -- two weeks after a dispiriting home loss to rival Michigan State?
Previous ranking: 1 This week: Beat Tennessee, 45–7 Next week: Off; next game Nov. 4 vs. LSU Alabama’s thorough beatdown of Tennessee was its 11th straight victory in the rivalry.
That thorough approach helped him get back in the hitting-coach game in 2002.
That decision and the lack of a thorough review angers and amazes Cladoosby.
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Synonymsall-out, arrant, blank, blooming [chiefly British], bodacious [Southern & Midland], categorical (also categoric), clean, complete, consummate, cotton-picking, crashing, damn, damned, dead, deadly, definite, downright, dreadful, fair, flat, flat-out, out-and-out, outright, perfect, plumb, profound, pure, rank, regular, sheer, simple, stark, stone, straight-out, absolute, thoroughgoing, total, unadulterated, unalloyed, unconditional, unmitigated, unqualified, utter, very
Related Wordsauthentic, classic, genuine, real, veritable; constant, endless, eternal, perpetual, undying, unremitting; extreme, unrestricted; confirmed, habitual, hopeless, inveterate; extraordinary, frightful, horrible, huge, main, superlative, supreme, surpassing, terrible, terrific
Near Antonymsdoubtful, dubious, equivocal, qualified, questionable, restricted, uncertain
Origin and Etymology of thorough
THOROUGH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of thorough for English Language Learners
: including every possible part or detail
: careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way
: complete or absolute
THOROUGH Defined for Kids
Definition of thorough for Students
- a thorough search
- a thorough worker
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