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  • adverb rare Alternative spelling of thoroughly.


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Proposed as a phonetic spelling of thoroughly in 1898 by the American National Education Association.


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  • Page 13: 'thoroly' [sic] period spelling for 'thououghly'.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

  • (May 31, 1913.) * I copy "thoroly," as he wrote it, as a reminder that Roosevelt practiced the spelling reform which he advocated.

    Theodore Roosevelt An Intimate Biography Thayer, William R 1919

  • “The language of the fourteen points and of the subsequent statements explaining or qualifying them,” Roosevelt declared on October 24, is neither straightforward nor plain, but if construed in its probable sense many and possibly most of those fourteen points are thoroly mischievous and if made the basis of a peace, such peace would represent not the unconditional surrender of Germany but the unconditional surrender of the United States.

    How Wars end Gideon Rose 2010

  • September 13, 2008 at 8:04 am or if haz a kan taht sez “shayk thoroly before yoozing” kan just hold in frunt ob speekers, save yor arm mussles frum teh shakin.

    Your call is important to us. - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger? 2008

  • Only an inch or two of snow is left on the ground by this plow, which is followed by another special plow to gouge the ruts, and by a gang of "road monkeys" who clear the road thoroly.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

  • Varnish brushes need to be cleaned thoroly after each using.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

  • We can scarcely expect that each of our five hundred assistants should be thoroly imbued with the spirit of helpfulness toward the schools or even that they should perfectly understand what we desire and aim to do.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick

  • These are thoroly mixed and then filtered under pressure and tanked and aged.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

  • It is wise in all such work to true and smooth up all the pieces at once, and if the wood is not thoroly seasoned, to keep the boards under pressure till they are assembled.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes

  • The filler should be applied after staining the wood and should be allowed to dry thoroly, say forty-eight hours, before it is covered with shellac or varnish.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes


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