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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR THROUGH

He heard the hum and clang of an electric car off through a chestnut grove.

When the boy got through, he cast a speculative glance at the carpetbag.

The captain looked at it through his glass, and then examined the chart.

He went up and handed it to her through the narrowly opened door.

This object, through the kindness of friends, was accomplished.

Through the teaching of Moses he was to become the sole Master of the Jewish race.

She was legally a wife, and could only be separated from him through convicted shame.

He addressed also a letter to Dubosq through the newspapers.

Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

It was quite cool there, very dark, and the air came in through two windows.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, metathesis of Old English þurh, from West Germanic *thurkh (cf. Old Saxon thuru, Old Frisian thruch, Middle Dutch dore, Dutch door, Old High German thuruh, German durch, Gothic þairh "through"), from PIE root *tere- "to cross over, pass through, overcome" (cf. Sanskrit tirah, Avestan taro "through, beyond," Latin trans "beyond," Old Irish tre, Welsh tra "through").

Not clearly differentiated from thorough until early Modern English. Spelling thro was common 15c.-18c. Reformed spelling thru (1917) is mainly American English.

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