- in or to every part of; everywhere in: They searched throughout the house.
- from the beginning to the end of: He was bored throughout the play.
- in every part: rotten throughout.
- at every moment or point: following the text closely throughout.
Origin of throughout
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Examples from the Web for throughout
Throughout the fifties, in city after city, fluoridation became the subject of fierce debate.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers
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Editorial and political cartoon pages from throughout the world almost unanimously came to the same conclusion.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead
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And then I did teachers all throughout elementary school and junior high for my friends.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness
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Throughout all the stories of loss and pain with the Chief, there was barely a trace of emotion.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
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But throughout the series so far, its style has also had a profound story of its own to tell.What Downton’s Fashion Really Means
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Throughout the dinner their entire absorption in each other was all but unbroken.The Spenders
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The following are a few of the passes used by Harriet throughout the war.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
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What consternation and grief there would be throughout the world!Biography of a Slave
Every now and then throughout the dinner he would say, "Oh, that reminds me!"Weighed and Wanting
Throughout the entire country, indeed, Morvandial is spoken.The Roof of France
- right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time)throughout the day
- through the whole of some specified period or area
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Word Origin and History for throughout
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