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thoroughly

[thur-uh-lee, thuhr‐] /ˈθɜr ə li, ˈθʌr‐/
adverb
1.
in a thorough manner or degree; completely and carefully:
We will review the data thoroughly.
2.
perfectly; utterly:
We thoroughly enjoyed the play.
Origin of thoroughly
1450-1500
First recorded in 1450-1500; thorough + -ly
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  • For the first time in her life she was afraid and thoroughly unnerved.

    Janet of the Dunes Harriet T. Comstock
  • If one were thoroughly wise and good, this would be a sort of divine lot.

    Deerbrook Harriet Martineau
  • It is a rainy day, and I got wet to the skin and thoroughly chilled.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • I searched it thoroughly, but there was no package of any kind in it.

    Up the River Oliver Optic
  • Afterwards they went to my room at the end of the corridor and thoroughly searched it.

    The Golden Face William Le Queux

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