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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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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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prep.

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

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