through and through

adverb

: in every way : thoroughly

Example Sentences

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 Amazon Prime Video executive producer Brandon Lowe is a Northeast Ohioan through and through. George M. Thomas, USA TODAY, 17 Nov. 2022 Their main challenges are adolescent ones through and through. Nina Li Coomes, The Atlantic, 15 Oct. 2022 Consider this the It-Girl effect, because Bella is a trend-setter through and through. Seventeen, 19 Sep. 2022 Showing this much skin was daring for a royal, but Princess Diana was a trailblazer through and through. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 4 Aug. 2022 Your character, Mo, is Houston through and through. Lorraine Alitelevision Critic, Los Angeles Times, 27 Aug. 2022 Love & Thunder is a Thor film through and through, focusing on the last Avenger’s journey to self-discovery after a period of seemingly endless trauma. Ineye Komonibo, refinery29.com, 12 July 2022 An extroverted parks performance through and through, Alsop’s interpretation was short on sentimentality but delivered satisfyingly in verve, coloration and balance, aside from some woodwind overzealousness in the final bars. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 17 July 2022 Congratulations to the most incredible person through and through! Kelly Wynne, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of through and through was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Through and through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20and%20through. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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