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throughout

preposition, adverb
     
through‧out S3 W1
1 in every part of a particular area, place etc:
a large organization with offices throughout the world
The disease spread rapidly throughout Europe.
The house is in excellent condition, with fitted carpets throughout.
2 during all of a particular period, from the beginning to the end:
We are open every weekend throughout the year.
He was involved in politics throughout his life.
The debate continued, but Meredith remained silent throughout.

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