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throughout

[throo-out] /θruˈaʊt/
preposition
1.
in or to every part of; everywhere in:
They searched throughout the house.
2.
from the beginning to the end of:
He was bored throughout the play.
adverb
3.
in every part:
rotten throughout.
4.
at every moment or point:
following the text closely throughout.
Origin of throughout
1000
before 1000; Middle English throw out, Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out
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  • throughout the dinner their entire absorption in each other was all but unbroken.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The following are a few of the passes used by Harriet throughout the war.

  • What consternation and grief there would be throughout the world!

    Biography of a Slave Charles Thompson
  • Every now and then throughout the dinner he would say, "Oh, that reminds me!"

    Weighed and Wanting George MacDonald
  • throughout the entire country, indeed, Morvandial is spoken.

    The Roof of France Matilda Betham-Edwards
British Dictionary definitions for throughout

throughout

/θruːˈaʊt/
preposition
1.
right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time): throughout the day
adverb
2.
through the whole of some specified period or area
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Word Origin and History for throughout
prep.

late Old English þurhut; see through + out (adv.), and cf. German durchaus, 16c.

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