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through and through


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  • adv. Completely; entirely; fundamentally.
  • n. A bullet wound in which the bullet passes through the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. throughout the entire extent


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  • The thing often passes into the grotesque, it is shot through and through with héliogabalisme, but at its high points it has achieved invaluable pioneering.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • It was well the night was still, for it had grown quite cool, and a breeze would have gone through and through Ellen's nankeen coat.

    The Wide, Wide World

  • It was as if dismalness had soaked through and through everything.

    Lady Chatterley's Lover

  • Glendochart was so completely married, so pleased with his young wife, and with himself for having secured her, that all former dreams had departed totally from his mind – a discovery which Kirsteen made instantaneously so soon as their eyes met, and which went through and through her with angry amazement, consternation, wonder, mingled after a little while with a keen humorous sense of the absurdity of the situation.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • Lynx-eyed critics, with their powers sharpened by partisanship, searched it through and through for errors the most minute.

    The Life of Froude

  • The wood of the ships had been bored through and through by seaworms, so that they leaked very badly; the crews were sick, provisions were spoilt, biscuits rotten.

    Christopher Columbus

  • This little animal is known from start to finish, known inside out, known from head to tail and all stations in between, known through and through ‘O frabjous day!’


  • Glowing through and through with the spirit of the master-poet among Venetian painters, yet falling short a little, it may be, of that subtle charm of his, compounded indefinably of sensuous delight and spiritual yearning, these two masterpieces carry the Giorgionesque technically a pretty wide step farther than the inventor of the style took it.

    The Earlier Work of Titian

  • Charles Sumner, who was to the Senate much what Stevens was to the House, although a larger and better-balanced man, was a typical Bostonian and inheritor of the New England conscience, which, of course, meant that he was opposed through and through to slavery.

    American Men of Action

  • He looked through and through a Hellene; his courage was already talked of; he could stick on the back of his little Kentaur pony like one of Old Handy's boys.

    The Bull From The Sea


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