through and through

  1. throughout the entire extent
    I'm frozen through
    boards rotten through and through
    knew him through and through
    got soaked through in the rain
    a letter shot through with the writer's personality
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How To Use through and through In A Sentence

  • Thus has he—and many more of the same bevy, that I know the drossy age dotes on—only got the tune of the time and outward habit of encounter, a kind of yesty collection which carries them through and through the most fond and winnowed opinions; and do but blow them to their trial, the bubbles are out. Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • Conmee on Christass, lame crutch and leg sailor in cockboat armfolded ropepulling hitching stamp hornpipe through and through. Ulysses
  • Freddie is a team player through and through, so he must feel that it will help the side to gel. Times, Sunday Times
  • The trumpet rang out the "assemblee" and thrilled both through and through, sending them to the arm-press for rifle and bandolier. A Dash from Diamond City
  • The unfortunate Native, expressing no opinion, suffered dreadfully; not merely in his moral feelings, which were regularly fusilladed by the Major every hour in the day, and riddled through and through, but in his sensitiveness to bodily knocks and bumps, which was kept continually on the stretch. Dombey and Son
  • For floor construction the choice is between solid floors, which are timber through and through, and engineered floors, which have a top layer of hardwood mounted on cross laid softwood or on plywood.
  • The article about our town in the tabloid on Sunday week last was negativity through and through, depicting a picture of Dungarvan that certainly is alien to me.
  • Well, she's a trouper through and through, that's for sure.
  • This brought an unsuppressed hoot of laughter from Judy but she knows it is just Andy through and through.
  • The famous bridge was cleft through and through, and a thousand picked men -- Parma's very "daintiest" -- were blown out of existence. PG Edition of Netherlands series — Complete
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