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Through, adv. 1) from side to side, from beginning to end, to the end: “who, half t., gives o'er,” H4B I, 3, 59. “the happiest youth, viewing his progress t.” III, 1, 54. “give the word t.” H5 IV, 6, 38. “I am half t.” Cor. II, 3, 130. “my good intent may carry t. itself to that full issue,” Lr. I, 4, 3. “I ran it t.” Oth. I, 3, 132. “when shall I hear all t.?” Cymb. V, 5, 382. “with sighs shot t.” Per. IV, 4, 26. to go t. == to do one's utmost, not to stick at any thing: “I do it for some piece of money, and go t. with all,” Meas. II, 1, 285. “I have gone t. for this piece,” Per. IV, 2, 47. Similarly: “if a man is t. with them in honest taking up, then they must stand upon security,” H4B I, 2, 45 (i. e. if a man does his utmost in borrowing, or rather if a man condescends to borrow, in an honourable manner). Sometimes == fully, completely: “he's not yet t. warm,” Troil. II, 3, 232. “I would revenges . . . would seek us t. and put us to our answer,” Cymb. IV, 2, 160.
Emphatically reduplicated: “I will t. and t. cleanse the foul body of the infected world,” As II, 7, 59. “blasts of January would blow you t. and t.” Wint. IV, 4, 112. “my buckler cut t. and t.” H4A II, 4, 186.
2) Denoting a way or passage: “were beauty under twenty locks kept fast, yet love breaks t.” Ven. 576. he himself must speak t. (t. the lion's skin) Mids. III, 1, 39. “show me thy chink, to blink t. with mine eyne,” V, 178. “our soldiers shall march t.” H4A IV, 2, 3. “life looks t. and will break out,” H4B IV, 4, 120. “he had made two holes . . . and so peeped t.” II, 2, 89. “in this place ran Cassius' dagger t.” Caes. III, 2, 178. “giants may jet t.” Cymb. III, 3, 5.
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