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 a.  complete with regard to every detail; not superficial and not partial
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  As he stood by the desolate fire, he felt that the only one thing which could assuage his grief would be thorough and complete retribution, brought by his own hand upon his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
2  Now she was a thorough good sort again.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 3
3  And she was a thorough good sort, making him feel less of an audience, more of an actor, going round the Barn in her wake.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 8
4  For these two were old friends, old mates both at school and college, both thorough respecters of themselves and of each other, and, what does not always follow, men who thoroughly enjoyed each other's company.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
5  For it was to be seen with half an eye that he was a thorough gentleman, made to the model of the time; weary of everything, and putting no more faith in anything than Lucifer.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
6  Even Dr. Grant does shew a thorough confidence in my sister, and a certain consideration for her judgment, which makes one feel there is attachment; but of that I shall see nothing with the Frasers.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
7  s Easter holidays will not last much longer; no doubt they are thorough holidays to her.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XLV
8  A morning of thorough confusion was to be expected.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 22
9  He gave his throat a thorough rake round, as if it were the duty of every person not to be mistaken through thickness of voice.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: 3 The Custom of the Country
10  She leant back to obtain more thorough rest, and the soft eastern portion of the sky was as great a relief to her eyes as the thyme was to her head.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: 6 A Conjuncture, and Its Result upon the Pedestrian
11  "Yes," said the furze-dealer, standing up, giving his forehead a thorough mopping, and handing the beeswax to Humphrey, who succeeded at the rubbing forthwith.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
12  On the evening of that day the worthy old woman was sitting in her lodge, still in a thorough fright, and absorbed in sad reflections.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
13  He knew the best place for everything; in addition, boxing and foot-fencing and some dances; and he was a thorough single-stick player.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
14  The reader will not be surprised if, for various reasons, we do not here treat in a thorough manner, from the theoretical point of view, the questions raised by socialism.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
15  Such encounters are shocks, and the memory that they leave behind them resembles a thorough shaking up.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  We are trying to get a thorough understanding of the government's fiscal policy.
17  He knew a thorough search would be made for it.
18  British explorer who sailed to New South Wales(1795) and subsequently made a thorough study of the Australian coast.
19  He was moved to capture the skiff, arguing that it might be considered a ship and therefore legitimate prey for a pirate, but he knew a thorough search would be made for it and that might end in revelations.
20  On the course she received a thorough training in every aspect of the job.
21  Honda on Thursday trotted out a thorough updated Civic at the Los Angeles Auto Show, hoping in part to appease auto critics who almost universally panned the 2012 redesign.
22  No man ever became thoroughly bad all at once.
23  First apply shampoo to hair and then rinse thoroughly.
24  Make sure the base coat has thoroughly dried before applying the top coat.
25  Chew your food up thoroughly before you swallow it.
26  I am pleased to report that the various committees are now working in unison to thoroughly investigate this matter.
27  The yard needs to be done out thoroughly.
28  He has not yet been thoroughly initiated into the mysteries of computer.
29  It was obvious that she had done her homework and thoroughly prepared for her interview.
30  Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a large bowl.