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
That death was confirmed in Saw IV, which begins with a thorough autopsy of Kramer's body.
Consumers once bought lawn mower blades and refrigerator ice makers in a cavernous warehouse and distribution center now undergoing a thorough transformation.
These two arguments are backed up by precisely one study each — hardly a thorough review of the academic literature.
In a letter sent home with students, school Principal Joanne Montie said at no time were any children in danger and that going forward, the school’s facilities manager will do a thorough check of the school grounds each morning.
Hooks said in a statement Friday that his department would conduct a thorough review of all inmates assigned to work for Correction Enterprises, which puts about 2,500 N.C. inmates to work inside prison industrial plants.
The same nautical moderne architecture that makes the villa so charming is reprised in the two modern wings, which were added during a thorough yet sensitive renovation of the original building so that the place is pure Indochine.
The rest of this column is, hopefully, a more nuanced and thorough way to put the struggles of the Chiefs’ defense into context.
Not just drunk driving Australia's NTC paper was thorough in its description of laws that would have to change to accommodate fully autonomous vehicles.
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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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