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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. George Eliot:

    It seems to me we can never give up longing And wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, And we must hunger after them.

  2. Paul Ryan:

    The Office will continue to be governed by a bipartisan independent outside board with ultimate decision-making authority. The Office is still expected to take in complaints of wrongdoing from the public. It will still investigate them thoroughly and independently. And the outside board will still decide whether or not evidence exists to warrant a full investigation by the House Ethics Committee. With the amendment adopted last night, the bipartisan, evenly-divided House Ethics Committee will now have oversight of the complaints office. But the Office is not controlled by the Committee.

  3. Joe Biden:

    Let me be crystal clear, the United States is fully, thoroughly, completely committed to the alliance.

  4. Kenneth Wasserman:

    The few things she’s had wrong with her have disappeared in ways they should not have, her health has been phenomenal…She’s completely, thoroughly amazing.

  5. Maple Bank:

    Maple Bank has thoroughly supported the search operations and has assured the investigating authorities of its further cooperation, the bank does not comment in principle on questions of tax law and ongoing procedures.

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