Definition of through in English:
- Alyssa turned as the lady once again stepped through the doorway followed by her husband.
- Drains woman suggests letters and leaflets shoved through doors may help.
- The vast majority of HGV drivers drive carefully and courteously through these towns.
- The crooks then tore a hole through the roof to get into the club's tea bar, before escaping with sweets and drinks.
- The chanting increases, and suddenly a huge hole is blown through the high stone wall!
- Mortar rounds lobbed from the nearby hills smashed roofs and crashed through walls.
- Jennifer wove her way through the crowd and guests, to the other side of the rather large cabin.
- Afterwards, I would barge my way through the crowd to get to my sister Angela, where I felt happy.
- A few arrests were made as police in riot gear and on horses swept through to disperse the crowd.
- Still, the ceilings are high and a lot of sunlight streams through the western windows.
- As I write, the sunlight is streaming through my window at the Ayrshire Hospice.
- He raises the crown into the golden rays of summer sunshine streaming through the windows.
- I followed the footpath around the new church and through a couple of gates to the old church.
- The factory district was beyond the main freeway through town and it was rush hour.
- Cross the road in front of it and join a main path from the right which leads to a wood through a kissing gate along the banks of Blea Tarn.
- What angle do you turn through if you turn from NE to NW anticlockwise?
- As I swing through the shot and rotate the spine rises and that allows me to move through the shot freely and take the pressure off my spine.
- It took them until halfway through the second period to click back into gear.
- In introducing the revolving door midway through the second period he all but made certain that would be the case.
- He even got up and dusted himself down from a gruesome Brian Lima tackle midway through the second period.
- Therefore a product that has not been tested on animals will still have been through clinical trials on humans.
- Or that one needs to pay a solicitor as well as a barrister to go through a simple trial?
- I've successfully made it through this without too much harm being done to my body.
- Those of us who are landbound never experience what seafarers go through in bad weather at sea.
- After today, fewer gay or lesbian couples will be forced to go through this experience.
- You are likely to go through a major experience that touches you deeply and transforms you.
- The Eagles look at each other, puzzled, while he leafs carefully through the pages.
- It's never been easier to browse through and sample the inventory of an online music store.
- To stave off the ennui as I do my pain, I've started to go through my old video collection.
- However, even greater diversification can be achieved through an index tracker.
- Infections can also enter the body through cuts in the skin or through contaminated food.
- The bug is passed on from person to person or through food contaminated by a sufferer.
- Berezovsky said that he reported the matter to British intelligence through an intermediary.
- Up to six retailers are attempting to hawk their leases through agents to see if anyone will take over their units.
- We contacted customers through travel agents and call centres to get them there before the strike.
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- Overnight Marlborough lost much of the through traffic on which many of its businesses depended.
- This poses problems both for through traffic as well as for vehicles waiting to turn.
- More conventional routes are closed to through traffic by overflowing cardboard boxes.
- She just left him, said she was through with him and disappeared.
- If you can't do this, you and I are through as of this second!
through and through
- In every aspect; thoroughly or completely: Harriet was a political animal through and throughMore example sentences
- He is a consumer through and through - but a discerning consumer, who hates settling for second best.
- Considered one of the last performers to come out of the string band tradition, Armstrong is a bluesman through and through.
- The first, which he repeated almost obsessively in all manner of formulations, is that society is a moral reality through and through.
thorough from Old English:
Old English thuruh was an alteration of thurh ‘through’, and the two forms were both originally used for through. The adjective ‘carried out in every detail’ dates from the late 15th century, a period when it also meant ‘going or extending through something’ surviving in late Middle English thoroughfare (literally ‘a track going through’), and familiar from Shakespeare's ‘Over hill, over dale, Thorough bush, thorough briar’ in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
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