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 The Leela is an Indian luxury brand through and through, with other properties in Chennai, Jaipur, Goa, and Udaipur, among other locales. Maya Kachroo-levine, Travel + Leisure, 16 Aug. 2021 Rebel Wilson is enjoying her summer through and through. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 6 Aug. 2021 Essaibi George, 47, is Dorchester through and through. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 Formed in Atlanta in 2000, Blackberry Smoke are a Georgia band through and through. Joseph Hudak, Rolling Stone, 8 July 2021 She’s a Southern girl, through and through -- a Tuscaloosa native who grew up in a house on a dirt road, within shouting distance of her grandparents. Mary Colurso | Mcolurso@al.com, al, 26 Apr. 2021 This version is very much Snyder through and through and just feels like a coherent whole. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2021 Beyoncé is Third Ward through and through, and proud of it. Shacamree Gowdy, Chron, 24 Dec. 2020 The Republicans have become a Trump party, through and through. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of through and through

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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28 Aug 2021

Cite this Entry

“Through and through.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/through%20and%20through. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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