through and through

adverb

Definition of through and through

: in every way : thoroughly

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Examples of through and through in a Sentence

I know him through and through, and he would never do such a cowardly thing. those UFO claims were examined through and through and were found to be completely bogus
Recent Examples on the Web Today’s weather overall has been top-notch, through and through. Greg Porter, Washington Post, "PM Update: Fantastic weather continues on Sunday," 5 Sep. 2020 But this is a Rogen film through and through, offering the actor the chance to inhabit two very different roles, playing against himself. cleveland, "Wacky ‘An American Pickle’ pits a deft Seth Rogen against himself (review)," 5 Aug. 2020 Soon, on a hot June night, a furtive pain traveled from my right elbow to my palm, back and forth, through and through, like a fractious child jumping between hopscotch courts with his full body gravity, determined and ferocious. Longreads, "A Survey of My Right Arm," 4 Mar. 2020 This fourth-generation Sedona remains a minivan through and through, and an attractive one at that. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Kia Sedona Redesigned to Be More SUV-Like, and It Looks Good," 24 June 2020 Even more than any of the other eight Colts of his era already in the Ring of Honor, Mathis remains blue through and through. Joel A. Erickson, The Indianapolis Star, "Robert Mathis will take rightful place in Colts Ring of Honor on Nov. 22," 15 June 2020 Gray Owl is a beautiful true gray through and through. Elizabeth Sweet, Better Homes & Gardens, "Top 10 Expert-Recommended Gray Paint Colors, Plus How to Pick the Best Shade," 1 June 2020 It’s Connell through and through, which is probably why a lot of people are going so wild over it. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "The Surprising Allure Of Male Jewellery," 6 May 2020 On the one hand, Lacan says, this intersubjective problem is simply mass psychology, a sheer stampede that amounts to barbarism through and through. Jamieson Webster, The New York Review of Books, "End Notes: What Palliative Care Looks Like in a Pandemic," 24 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Through and through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20and%20through. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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