Origin of thorough
Examples from the Web for thoroughness
I can report that the thoroughness of the yin-yang between their personalities is inherently amusing.
He explained the banking system in warm and friendly tones and with a candor and thoroughness Hoover had never attempted.
They practiced what he had preached to a mightier race, practiced it with a thoroughness beyond the kind of man to comprehend.Happy Ending|Fredric Brown
His torn clothes bore evidence to the thoroughness of that search.Lords of the North|A. C. Laut
James J. Carrington was unscrupulous, but even his most devout enemy could not have said that he lacked vision and thoroughness.The Ranchman|Charles Alden Seltzer
Upon both he sets systematically to work, following his row with a precision and thoroughness at once admirable and exasperating.
Mr. Prince, in his account of this undertaking, gives an idea of the thoroughness of his preparatory work.
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Word Origin for thorough
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Word Origin and History for thoroughness
late 15c., adjectival use of Old English þuruh (adv.) "from end to end, from side to side," stressed variant of þurh (adv., prep.); see through. Related: thoroughly (c.1300).