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throughout adv
1 from first to last; "the play was excellent end-to-end" [syn: end-to-end]
2 used to refer to cited works [syn: passim]

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  1. in every part of; all through
    They installed new carpeting throughout the house.


  1. in every part; everywhere
    • 1748. David Hume. Enquiries concerning the human understanding and concerning the principles of moral.'' London: Oxford University Press, 1973. § 5.
      And though a philosopher may live remote from business, the genius of philosophy, if carefully cultivated by several, must gradually diffuse itself throughout the whole society
  2. during an entire period of time


  • Portuguese: por todo

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ad infinitum, all over, all through, amid, around, at about, at all points, at full length, at large, completely, diffusely, dispersedly, durante, during, entirely, every bit, every inch, every whit, everywhere, far and near, far and wide, fully, head and shoulders, heart and soul, here and there, high and low, in all quarters, in all respects, in every respect, in extenso, in places, in spots, inside and out, mid, midst, neck deep, on all counts, over, overall, passim, pending, root and branch, round, round about, sparsely, sparsim, sporadically, through, through and through, to the brim, to the death, to the end, to the hilt, wherever you look, wholly, you name it
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