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thoroughpaced

[thur-oh-peyst, -uh-peyst, thuhr-] /ˈθɜr oʊˌpeɪst, -əˌpeɪst, ˈθʌr-/
adjective
1.
trained to go through all the possible paces, as a horse.
2.
thoroughgoing, complete, or perfect.
Origin of thoroughpaced
1640-1650
First recorded in 1640-50; thorough + paced
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  • thoroughpaced rogues are often good husbands and good fathers.

    London's Heart B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • In the spirit of a thoroughpaced literalist Shepard argues through fifty pages that the Sabbath begins in the evening.

    The Beginners of a Nation Edward Eggleston.
British Dictionary definitions for thoroughpaced

thoroughpaced

/ˈθʌrəˌpeɪst/
adjective
1.
(of a horse) showing performing ability in all paces
2.
thoroughgoing
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