Definition of thoroughness:
- completeness (part of speech: noun)
- vigilance (part of speech: noun)
Like all other matters involving care and thoroughness, it takes a good deal of time, and no small amount of trouble; but apart from these considerations there is no reason why any bibliophile endowed with patience and a capacity for taking pains, should not attend to the washing of his more 'grubby' volumes himself.- "The Book-Hunter at Home", P. B. M. Allan.
- "Piano Playing With Piano Questions Answered", Josef Hofmann.
Unconsciously Russia has been playing the part of a Napoleon I.; she has ground together some at least of the peoples of Central Asia with a thoroughness which may lead to unexpected results if ever events favour a general rising against the conqueror.- "The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.)", John Holland Rose.