Definition of thorough-paced in English:

thorough-paced

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adjective

archaic
1(Of a horse) trained to all paces.
1.1Highly skilled or trained.
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  • Wood's character of him is, that he was an exact mathematician, a curious calculator of nativities, a general read scholar, a thorough-paced philologist, and one that understood the surveying of lands well.
1.2Complete; thoroughgoing.
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  • He was by no means as thorough-paced an old sinner as Fitzgerald would have us believe.
  • A thorough-paced antiquary not only remembers what all other people have thought proper to forget, but he also forgets what all other people think is proper to remember.
  • A dearth of general information is almost necessary to the thorough-paced coffee-house politician; in the absence of thought, imagination, sentiment, he is attracted immediately to the nearest commonplace.

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