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
Recent Examples of thorough from the Web
Dr. Stevenson recommends that everyone get a thorough check by a dermatologist once a year.
Interact in a thorough and meaningful way with your staff, your counterparts and your competitors.
The long-time investigator was able to view crashes in a thorough and analytical way while also maintaining the kind of compassionate perspective important to handling fatalities, Livaccari said.
A disturbing photo of a 4-year old girl in Missouri appears to show her duct taped to a chair at her daycare center, setting off a call from her parents for a thorough investigation.
Our team has been thorough and have had thoughtful discussions for years about what the right policy was on censoring.
In 2015, the RAND Corporation, a think-tank, published the most thorough study yet of schools using high-tech personalised learning.
Real-world conditions The RDE test is encouragingly thorough.
They were divided on whether Trump Jr. was for or against offering a more thorough disclosure: Inside Mr. Trump’s team, the response to the developments has become a subject of intense dispute.
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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
Examples of thorough in a Sentence
a thorough understanding of the rules and regulations
The investigator will have to be 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
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