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thoroughpaced

[thur-oh-peyst, -uh-peyst, thuhr-]
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adjective
  1. trained to go through all the possible paces, as a horse.
  2. thoroughgoing, complete, or perfect.
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Origin of thoroughpaced

First recorded in 1640–50; thorough + paced
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Examples from the Web for thoroughpaced

Historical Examples

  • 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

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