I'm not sure which is correct:

The bride's mother sniffed all the way through/throughout the wedding service.

According to the Cambridge dictionary, 'through' means 'from the beginning to the end of a period of time. 'Throughout' means 'in every part, or during the whole period of time'. Does that mean both are acceptable? Thanks.

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The correct usage would be

The bride's mother sniffed all through the wedding service.


The bride's mother sniffed throughout the wedding service.

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