from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thorough-going; active; energetic; stirring; bustling.
  • n. A scolding; a severe reprimand or re-proof.


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  • We hope that continued research will provide solutions to even the challenges of beneficiation that we are facing ''; ownership equity targets it is equally envisaging a through-going transformation of the sector and entrance of the new players through the implementation of ownership equity targets.


  • Had Inneraora been a walled town, impregnable, say, as a simple Swabian village with a few sconces and redoubts, and a few pieces of cannon, we old soldiers would have counselled the holding of it against all comers; but it was innocently open to the world, its back windows looking into the fields, its through-going wynds and closes leading frankly to the highway.

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  • They were tall lands or tenements, three storeys high, with through-going closes, or what the

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • The wind moaning in the through-going closes expressed a sense of desolation.

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  • Mr. Lincoln's nomination was nearly unanimous, only the State of Missouri opposing him; but of the more earnest and through-going Republicans in both Houses of

    Political Recollections 1840 to 1872

  • To through-going anti-slavery men this seemed like an apology for the war, and a most ill-timed revival of the policy of conciliation, which had been so uniformly and contemptuously spurned by the enemy.

    Political Recollections 1840 to 1872

  • Although I had zealously supported him in the canvass, and was strongly impressed by the grasp of thought and aptness of expression which marked his great debate with Douglas, yet as a through-going Free Soiler and a member of the radical wing of Republicanism, my prepossessions were against him.

    Political Recollections 1840 to 1872

  • Lifland explained why the safe harbor doesn't apply to a broker that is a through-going fraud. -- Top News

  • "Then factor in the geo-hazard and the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, where construction is cinder block and concrete with no through-going steel." - News

  • This suggests that the San Andreas fault remains a localized through-going structure, at least to the base of the crust, in this area.

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