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Definition of thrice

1 : three times often used in combinationthrice-married
2a : in a threefold manner or degree
b : to a high degree

Examples of thrice in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Initially meant to last three weeks, the lockdown has since been extended thrice, as the pandemic showed no signs of abating, especially in cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Chennai. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "Day 51: India’s coronavirus lockdown in numbers," 14 May 2020 Some staff members even get together for thrice-weekly morning 5K runs. Kim Severson, New York Times, "The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness," 2 Mar. 2020 Concord-Carlisle has rallied for victories in five of their eight wins this year, thrice erasing deficits of 14 points or more., "These high school coaches share a deep-rooted football connection - The Boston Globe," 8 Nov. 2019 Messonnier has also been the face and the voice of the outbreak for the CDC, conducting thrice-weekly briefings for the media. Andrew Joseph, STAT, "The global responders: Who is leading the charge against the coronavirus outbreak," 17 Feb. 2020 Trump, thrice married and irreligious, has lived a life of opulence and publicity. Karim Sadjadpour, Time, "Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Is One Despot Trump Might Not Win Over," 3 Oct. 2019 The Pistons have stayed within 4 points in a loss just thrice this year. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Toronto Raptors at Detroit Pistons odds, picks and best bets," 18 Dec. 2019 Before the Thanksgiving call, Frazee had thrice asked Lee to kill Berreth, the AP reported. Washington Post, "‘It will haunt us’: Colorado man gets life sentence for fatally beating fiancee and burning her remains," 19 Nov. 2019 Washington whiffed just 10 times and struck out thrice. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Astros drop Game 6 of World Series to Nationals," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of thrice

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thrice

Middle English thrie, thries, from Old English thriga; akin to Old Frisian thria three times, Old English thrīe three

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“Thrice.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of thrice

old-fashioned : three times


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Kids Definition of thrice

: three times

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