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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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Springer struck out thrice in the game's first eight innings. Chandler Rome, Houston Chronicle, "George Springer's late homer lifts Astros over Royals," 13 Sep. 2019 DeAndre Jordan, who was thrice selected for All-NBA honors and twice named an all-league defender, did not try very hard with the Knicks last season. Rob Mahoney,, "Top 100 NBA Players of 2020," 12 Sep. 2019 But the good people of Fall River appear to have thrice elected a mayor who is also as dumb as bricks. Yvonne Abraham,, "The fallout from the fall of Fall River’s mayor," 7 Sep. 2019 In the last decade, the Chinese government alone has invested $60 billion and about twice or thrice as much has come from private industry. Niharika Sharma, Quartz India, "How to take India towards an electric vehicles future," 7 Sep. 2019 Parliament has thrice rejected the Brexit deal pushed by Johnson’s predecessor, and most lawmakers oppose a no-deal Brexit. Stephen Castle,, "Special election defeat poses thorny problem for Johnson," 2 Aug. 2019 Pennebaker was thrice married, the first time to Sylvia Bell from 1950-68, the second time to Kate Taylor, who did sound work on some of Pennebaker's documentaries in the 1970s, from 1972-80. Carmel Dagan,, "D.A. Pennebaker, documentary director of Dylan in ‘Don’t Look Back’ and Bowie in ‘Ziggy Stardust,' dies at 94," 3 Aug. 2019 And of course these boys were thrilled to be in his presence—millions of people twice, thrice, and four times their age were thrilled to be in his presence, if only via computer screens, concert stadiums, and memorabilia. Margo Jefferson, Harper's magazine, "Lost Boy," 24 June 2019 The comment echoed reminders of Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 phones that thrice had to be recalled in 2016 and 2017 because of a similar battery issue; back then, the phones were banned on flights. Edward Baig, USA TODAY, "Apple voluntarily recalling batteries on MacBook Pro notebooks due to safety risk. What to do," 20 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of thrice

old-fashioned : three times


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Kids Definition of thrice

: three times

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