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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthoroughgoingthor‧ough‧go‧ing /ˌθʌrəˈɡəʊɪŋ◂ $ -ˈɡoʊ-/ adjective formal  1 CAREFULvery thorough and careful a thoroughgoing analysis of the data2 [only before noun]COMPLETE a thoroughgoing action or quality is complete The programme has been a thoroughgoing success.
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thoroughgoingThe sociologist Scheff is probably the social scientist who has attempted the most thoroughgoing analysis of catharsis in social life.But they minimize the difference in so far as they propound a thoroughgoing assimilation of male and female desires.A thoroughgoing deconstructive analysis would show culture being absorbed into literature, or at least into textuality and verbal play.a thoroughgoing investigation of the caseSuch critical perspectives suggest we are in the midst of a thoroughgoing overhaul of traditional ideas about artistic value and meaning.There is no evidence that they were thoroughgoing pacifists.A thoroughgoing royalist, he was responsible for beheading some of those he captured, apparently after some form of trial.For Buckle, this laid the foundations for a thoroughgoing science of history, and others shared his belief.The tutoring program is a thoroughgoing success.Then, too, right beside the moralizing lay a deep and thoroughgoing tolerance.
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