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  • s  performed comprehensively and completely
    thoroughgoing research
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    a thoroughgoing villain

  • A thoroughgoing reprobate, he became Dictator of Venezuela 27 years ago when Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler had scarcely a political thought in their heads.
  • Boiled down, the union's demands were simple and thoroughgoing.
  • Craftsman-like writing, direction and acting (notably by Christopher Plummer as a thoroughgoing heel, and by Susan Flannery, playing that television rarity, a genuinely mature .

  • Ben Stein in Forbes
    I'm struck by what an incredibly capable, hard-working guy he is,Stein told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Thursday. "He's a very smart liberal, he's a thoroughgoing patriot, and I would feel better with him in the Senate."
  • Paul Volcker in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    In fact, the entire UN "requires stronger executive leadership, thoroughgoing administrative reform and more reliable controls and auditing," as the Volcker panel noted.
  • Mao Zedong in Bay Area Indymedia
    We are as Comrade Mao Zedong said "Thoroughgoing materialists are fearless; we hope that all our fellow fighters will courageously shoulder their responsibilities and overcome all difficulties, fearing no setbacks or gibes, nor hesitating to...

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