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Definition of "thoroughly" []

  • In a thorough or complete manner. (adverb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "thoroughly" in a sentence
  • "On the precept of self-denial he takes notice, that by it Christ commands us, first, to be crucified to our own flesh and will; secondly, to spare ourselves in nothing; thirdly, not only to deny ourselves, but thoroughly to deny ourselves; by this little particle _thoroughly_, adding great force to his precept."
  • "It is claimed by some writers, however, that it is not only correct to separate the infinitive from the verb, but that such construction adds force to the sentence; as, "A pure heart is necessary if we wish _to thoroughly enjoy_ the beauties of nature," in place of to _enjoy thoroughly_, etc."
  • "In the same chapter we are told "de quodam viro divite tenacissimo" -- of a very hard-fisted rich fellow -- a term thoroughly significant in civilised times."