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thor·ough·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoroughly, exhaustivelyadverb

    in an exhaustive manner

    "we searched the files thoroughly"

  2. thoroughly, soundly, goodadverb

    completely and absolutely (`good' is sometimes used informally for `thoroughly')

    "he was soundly defeated"; "we beat him good"

Wiktionary

  1. thoroughlyadverb

    In a thorough or complete manner.

    He went out in the rain and came back thoroughly drenched.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thoroughlyadverb

    Completely; fully.

    Etymology: from thorough.

    Look into this business thoroughly. William Shakespeare.

    We can never be grieved for their miseries who are thoroughly wicked, and have thereby justly called their calamities on themselves. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.

    One would think that every member of the community, who embraces with vehemence the principles of either party, had thoroughly sifted and examined them. Addison.

    They had forgotten their solemn vows as thoroughly as if they had never made them. Francis Atterbury, Sermons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thoroughlyadverb

    in a thorough manner; fully; entirely; completely

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thoroughly' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4385

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thoroughly' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4211

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thoroughly' in Adverbs Frequency: #284

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoroughly in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoroughly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of thoroughly in a Sentence

  1. Saskya Pandita:

    Not to be cheered by praise, Not to be grieved by blame, But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.

  2. Tim Younger:

    There are many risks an The NFL QB assumes with every snap taken on the field. Being hit on Steelers President Art Rooney uncovered head by a helmet being swung by a 275 lb DE is not one of them. Tonight could have had a catastrophic ending. The matter will be reviewed thoroughly.

  3. Federal Bureau of Investigation:

    Although at this time no explosive devices have been found at any of the locations, The FBI takes all threats with the utmost seriousness and we are committed to thoroughly and aggressively investigating these threats.

  4. Oscar Wilde:

    Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.

  5. Julian Zelizer:

    It's hard to imagine the commitment to this fantasy simply falling away of its own accord — certainly not when President Trump is fueling it every day, it's possible that the Fox News brass eventually will get people like Sean Hannity to acknowledge reality after January 20th. But I wouldn't bet on it. And those who work for fringier outlets will never drop this, at least not until something even more compelling comes along. So, unfortunately, you have millions of Americans thoroughly convinced — forever — that Biden is an illegitimate president. Maybe they don't take to the streets over it but that's still a very destructive force in our society and politics. It's really distressing to contemplate but at the moment, I don't know of any way out.

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