thrice

adverb
\ˈthrīs \

Definition of thrice 

1 : three times often used in combination thrice-married

2a : in a threefold manner or degree

b : to a high degree

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The Manchester United youth product, who has scored thrice while on international duty, was set to attend his first World Cup this month, although his most recent injury has put his inclusion in doubt. SI.com, "Gareth Southgate Confirms Marcus Rashford Has Sustained an Injury Ahead of the World Cup," 12 June 2018 The Sixers then threw away the game thrice more, all in the last minute of overtime. Marcus Hayes, Philly.com, "Young Sixers team isn't ready to compete with disciplined Celtics | Marcus Hayes," 7 May 2018 That is one of the reasons why Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, who served as president from 1999 to 2007, thrice vetoed the Latvian parliament’s decision to open the archives, once in 2004 and twice in 2006. Gordon F. Sander, The Christian Science Monitor, "Why a nearly 30-year-old list of names is roiling modern Latvia," 12 July 2018 Here was Darrow, defender of Leopold and Loeb; there was Brian, thrice Democratic standard bearer in presidential campaigns, and there was Raulston on the judicial pedestal. sandiegouniontribune.com, "July 11, 1925: Scopes trial begins," 11 July 2018 From Fort Myers' Southwest Florida International Airport, Spirit will operate a thrice weekly Philadelphia route on Dec. 13. Chabeli Herrera, miamiherald, "Don't want to drive? Low-cost, Fort Lauderdale to North Carolina flights are coming," 13 June 2018 Harris misfired thrice to walk him, bringing up Benintendi for the game's denouement. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "Red Sox rough up Will Harris in Astros' loss," 2 June 2018 Lars Eller was sent to the box thrice in Game 3, his first trip resulting in the second power-play goal and eventual game-winner for Tampa Bay. Kristen Nelson, SI.com, "Stanley Cup Playoffs: Lightning Get Much-Needed Win Over Capitals in Game 3," 15 May 2018 Later, as the movie’s winding to a close, this same group of friends huddles in front of the city unemployment office, their romantic and professional lives having, by this point, shifted twice or even thrice over. K. Austin Collins, HWD, "Why We Still Love The Last Days of Disco," 29 May 2018

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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

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of thrice

: three times

thrice

adverb
\ˈthrīs \

Kids Definition of thrice

: three times

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