01. You need to be very [thorough] in checking for errors in your assignments; you don't want to lose marks for careless mistakes.
02. Make sure you wash your hands [thoroughly] after cleaning the bathrooms.
03. We did a [thorough] search of the house, but we couldn't find my car keys.
04. My grandmother is [thoroughly] disgusted by the amount of sex on television these days.
05. The police made a [thorough] search of the area, but were unable to find the escaped prisoner.
06. It will require the services of professional cleaners to [thoroughly] remove the stain from your carpet.
07. The government has promised a [thorough] investigation into the accident.
08. A group of volunteers [thoroughly] searched the area where the child disappeared, but without success.
09. Your grandmother was [thoroughly] disgusted by the nudity in the film you rented last night.
10. The officer made a [thorough] inspection of the barracks during his morning rounds of the army camp.
11. Nicolas Chamfort once remarked that the most [thoroughly] wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
12. We have been as [thorough] as possible in evaluating all the applications.
13. [Thorough], early assessment of a child with behavior problems is needed in order to determine the best possible course of therapy.
14. The meat must be [thoroughly] cooked in order to kill all bacteria.
15. Nothing leaves our factory until it has been [thoroughly] inspected by one of our quality control experts.

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  • Thorough — Thor ough, a. 1. Passing through; as, thorough lights in a house. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. Passing through or to the end; hence, complete; perfect; as, a thorough reformation; thorough work; a thorough translator; a thorough poet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorough — [thʉr′ō; ] Brit [ thu′rə] prep., adv. [ME thoruh, thuruh, an emphatic var. of through,THROUGH] obs. var. of THROUGH adj. 1. passing through: now chiefly in combination, as in thoroughfare 2. done or proceeding through to the end; omitting… …   English World dictionary

  • thorough — / thoroughgoing [adj1] exhaustive absolute, all embracing, all inclusive, all out*, all the way*, assiduous, blow by blow*, careful, circumstantial, clocklike, complete, comprehensive, conscientious, detailed, efficient, exact, from A to Z*, full …   New thesaurus

  • thorough — ► ADJECTIVE 1) complete with regard to every detail. 2) performed with or showing great care and completeness. 3) absolute; utter: he is a thorough nuisance. DERIVATIVES thoroughly adverb thoroughness noun. ORIGIN Old English, «through» …   English terms dictionary

  • Thorough — Thor ough, prep. [See {Through}.] Through. [Obs.] Spenser. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorough — Thor ough, adv. 1. Thoroughly. [Obs. or Colloq.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Through. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thorough — Thor ough, n. A furrow between two ridges, to drain off the surface water. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thorough — I adjective absolute, accurate, all inclusive, assiduous, careful, complete, comprehensive, consummate, definitive, detailed, diligent, downright, entire, exhaustive, extensive, full, fully executed, inclusive, intensive, meticulous, painstaking …   Law dictionary

  • thorough — late 15c., adj. use of O.E. þuruh (adv.) from end to end, from side to side, stressed variant of þurh (adv., prep.); see THROUGH (Cf. through). Related: thoroughly (c.1300) …   Etymology dictionary

  • thorough — [[t]θʌ̱rə, AM θɜ͟ːroʊ[/t]] ♦♦♦ 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A thorough action or activity is one that is done very carefully and in a detailed way so that nothing is forgotten. We are making a thorough investigation... This very thorough survey goes… …   English dictionary

  • thorough — thor|ough [ θʌrə ] adjective * 1. ) including everything that is possible or necessary: The key to a good interview is thorough preparation. a thorough investigation/examination/search: a thorough and painstaking investigation by the police a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English