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throughout

[throo-out] /θruˈaʊt/
preposition
1.
in or to every part of; everywhere in:
They searched throughout the house.
2.
from the beginning to the end of:
He was bored throughout the play.
adverb
3.
in every part:
rotten throughout.
4.
at every moment or point:
following the text closely throughout.
Origin of throughout
1000
before 1000; Middle English throw out, Old English thurh ūt through and out the other side (of). See through, out
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  • But war now drove the missionary away, as throughout his life war was ever to dash his fondest dreams and ever to drive him back.

    Pilots of the Republic Archer Butler Hulbert
  • throughout the dinner their entire absorption in each other was all but unbroken.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Various formul belonging to this head will be found dispersed, under their respective names, throughout this work.

  • The following are a few of the passes used by Harriet throughout the war.

  • throughout this extended mountain travellers do not find even a place to prepare their tea and take refreshment.

British Dictionary definitions for throughout

throughout

/θruːˈaʊt/
preposition
1.
right through; through the whole of (a place or a period of time): throughout the day
adverb
2.
through the whole of some specified period or area
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Word Origin and History for throughout
prep.

late Old English þurhut; see through + out (adv.), and cf. German durchaus, 16c.

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