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 Meanings and Examples of THOROUGHLY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
thoroughly
 ad.  completely, very much, in a detailed and careful way
Classic Sentence: (202 in 14 pages)
1  Whoever had thoroughly grasped it would be safe from human influences.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
2  Nevertheless, they were both thoroughly frightened by the rebellion on Animal Farm, and very anxious to prevent their own animals from learning too much about it.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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3  The animals were thoroughly frightened.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
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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
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
5  All these they now thoroughly examined.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
6  They mounted the stair in silence, and still with an occasional awe-struck glance at the dead body, proceeded more thoroughly to examine the contents of the cabinet.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
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7  But Miss Frances married, in the common phrase, to disoblige her family, and by fixing on a lieutenant of marines, without education, fortune, or connexions, did it very thoroughly.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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8  I thoroughly understand you," cried Mrs. Norris, "you are everything that is generous and considerate, and I am sure we shall never disagree on this point.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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9  She was delighted with each, but Mary was her dearest object; and having never been able to glory in beauty of her own, she thoroughly enjoyed the power of being proud of her sister's.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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10  Yes, indeed, Edmund," added her ladyship, who had been thoroughly awakened by Mrs. Norris's sharp reprimand to Fanny; "I was out above an hour.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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11  A thoroughly good sermon, thoroughly well delivered, is a capital gratification.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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12  Some opposition here is, I am thoroughly convinced, friendly to matrimonial happiness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
13  The deed thoroughly answered: a source of domestic altercation was entirely done away, and it was the means of opening Susan's heart to her, and giving her something more to love and be interested in.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
14  He had suspected his agent of some underhand dealing; of meaning to bias him against the deserving; and he had determined to go himself, and thoroughly investigate the merits of the case.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
15  He thoroughly knows his own mind, and acts up to his resolutions: an inestimable quality.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Example Sentence: (39 in 3 pages)
16  Because I disliked you too fixedly and thoroughly ever to lend a hand in lifting you to prosperity.
17  Somehow I doubt the necessity of using the French phrase when the English equivalent is thoroughly adaptable.
18  They did a thorough search of the area but found nothing.
19  He's a slow worker but very thorough.
20  The subject got a thorough airing in the British press.
21  The degree provides a thorough grounding in both mathematics and statistics.
22  The doctor gave him a thorough check-up.
23  The thorough revenge is to forgive and forget.
24  Give the house a thorough cleaning.
25  The police carried out a thorough investigation.
26  This is a disgraceful state of affairs and cries out for a thorough investigation.
27  We are making a thorough investigation.
28  The committee reported its findings after a thorough investigation.
29  A thorough brushing helps to freshen up your mouth.
30  He is either a polymath or an extremely thorough researcher.