Thoroughgoing

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  • The law, which Kant terms “The Principle of Thoroughgoing Determinability” (Grundsatz der durchgaengigen Bestimmung), states that “of every pair of possible [and opposite] predicates, one of them must apply” to every single thing [A573/B601].

    Salomon Maimon

  • Thoroughgoing or complete: “The door-to-door salespeople are wasting their time with Evans; he’s a dyed-in-the-wool advocate of shopping on the Internet.

    dyed-in-the-wool

  • Thoroughgoing and painstaking dissection of the human soul, such as has been practiced by Freud for nearly a quarter of a century and by many followers of his theories in the past decade, revealed to him a number of unmistakable facts from the developmental history of the individual which forced him to postulate his very radical and revolutionary theories of the sexual instinct in man.

    Studies in Forensic Psychiatry

  • Thoroughgoing feudalism long maintained, with its social ranks and free use of the sword, of necessity develops minute unwritten rules of etiquette; without the universal observance of these customs, life would be unbearable and precarious, and society itself would be impossible.

    Evolution Of The Japanese, Social And Psychic

  • Thoroughgoing or one-sided thinkers, and Mill in particular, regarded him with excessive antipathy as a typical representative of the opposite intellectual tendencies.

    The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) James Mill

  • (Thoroughgoing Bayesians will use a weighted sum of both, but that is advanced stuff.) 20 March 2010 at 5: 12 PM

    RealClimate

  • Thoroughgoing discussion of the issues on both sides of that debate, however, is, in fact, far more likely to take place at Liberty than at any of the institutions to which Mr. Blackwell compares them.

    News for Lynchburg News Advance

  • Thoroughgoing concise articulateness to appropriately capture compelling moments of achievement.

    The Seattle Times

  • "Thoroughgoing ignorance about the ways of others is largely a privilege of the powerful."

    OlyBlog - 'We Are the Media'

  • "Borden Parker Bowne: the First Thoroughgoing Personalist," Methodist History 1997 36 (1): 44-54

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