thoroughgoing

Part of speech: adjective

Very thorough or efficient.

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Usage examples "thoroughgoing":

  1. There was then practically no interstate business save such as was conducted by water, and this the National Government at once proceeded to regulate in thoroughgoing and effective fashion. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  2. The power of the Commission should be made thoroughgoing, so that it could exercise complete supervision and control over the issue of securities as well as over the raising and lowering of rates. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.
  3. But the possibility, nay, even the necessity, of these categories rests on the relation which the whole sensibility, and with it also all possible phenomena, have to original apperception, a relation which forces everything to conform to the conditions of the thoroughgoing unity of self- consciousness, i. - "Kant's Theory of Knowledge", Harold Arthur Prichard.