Definition of Through and through

1. Adverb. Throughout the entire extent. "Boards rotten through and through"

Exact synonyms: Through

Definition of Through and through

1. Adverb. (idiomatic) Completely; entirely; fundamentally. ¹

2. Noun. A bullet wound in which the bullet passes through the body. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Through And Through

through-and-through laceration
through-and-through myocardial infarction
through an experiment
through and through (current term)
through ball
through drainage
through empirical observation
through line
through oneself
through the roof
through ticketing
through train
through transfer imaging
through until
through variable
through variables
through with(p)

Literary usage of Through and through

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"Through-and-through drainage; recovery. In this case the supposed injury was ... Drainage through and through, first on left side and a few months later on ..."

2. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Nay, he hath beguiled me once ; I read him through and through ; 'tis waste of breath. " Rather, Odysseus, let him take sage thought, With thee and his ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"_ frier. THROUGH, adv. i. From one end or side to the other. You 'd be so lean, that blasts of January Would blow you through and through. ..."

4. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"Where loyal hearts and true Stand ever in the light, All rapture through and through. In God's most holy sight. O Paradise, O Paradise, The world is growing ..."

5. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge edited by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"A machine for making a through-and-through or shoemaker's stitch was patented Feb. ... Another form of a through-and-through sewing machine employs fluted ..."

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