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Webster 1913 Edition


Throughly

Through′ly

,
adv.
Thoroughly.
[Obs.]
Bacon.
Wash me
throughly
from mine iniquity.
Ps. li. 2.
To dare in fields is valor; but how few
Dare to be
throughly
valiant to be true?
Dryden.

Webster 1828 Edition


Throughly

THROUGHLY

,
adv.
thru'ly. Completely; fully; wholly.
1.
Without reserve; sincerely.
[For this, thoroughly is now used.]

Definition 2021


throughly

throughly

English

Alternative forms

  • thruly (nonstandard, U.S.A.)

Adverb

throughly (comparative more throughly, superlative most throughly)

  1. (now rare, archaic) Thoroughly, completely.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, II.7:
      The whiles he steru'd with hunger and with drouth / He daily dyde, yet neuer throughly dyen couth.
    • c. 1610, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, III.2:
      The next advantage / Will we take throughly.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Psalms 51:2::
      Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, / And cleanse me from my sin.