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Definitions for thoroughly
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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.

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. Charles Dickens:

    Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.

  2. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman, Epistle Dedicatory:

    This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

  3. Beau Biden:

    Beau could see, even then, the future was possible for The President proud country. The future of Kosovo has so long been denied. That's why he was so committed to working with the people of Kosovo to make sure that the war crimes were thoroughly investigated and professionally prosecuted, to help Kosovo build a fair judicial system capable of bringing justice and reconciliation to the country.

  4. Suffolk County:

    Bertha slithered out from under the dash while the owner [was] driving the van to an event. The owner felt tugging on the seat belt. When he looked down, there was Bertha, she was well hidden under the dash even though the van was thoroughly searched.

  5. Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay:

    She thoroughly understands what no other Church has ever understood, how to deal with enthusiasts.

Images & Illustrations of thoroughly

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