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Definition of thus

1 : in this or that manner or way described it thus
2 : to this degree or extent : so thus far
3 : because of this or that : hence, consequently
4 : as an example

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Examples of thus in a Sentence

The judge expressed it thus: “Our obligation is to discover the truth.” This detergent is highly concentrated and thus you will need to dilute it.
Recent Examples on the Web A little more than 18% of Californians are now fully vaccinated, and the state has thus far avoided the spring fourth wave that has brought surging case numbers to other parts of the country. Julia Wick, Los Angeles Times, "Essential California: An end date for most pandemic restrictions," 7 Apr. 2021 Naturally, the Knippenbergs return post haste and eventually find the full stash — drugs, passports (and thus a devastating number of victims), and Marie's diary. Jean Bentley,, "R29 Recaps: Every Episode From Netflix’s The Serpent," 6 Apr. 2021 The WiFi real-time transmission FPV system can connect to your phone with the drone and the view will be shown directly on your phone, thus enjoy the world above the horizon, accurately capture photos, and record videos for extraordinary moments. Maren Estrada, BGR, "Amazon deal drops this hot new Full HD camera drone to just $39.99," 6 Apr. 2021 Nowak said CHN Housing Capital will look at different factors of an applicant’s credit history than big banks, thus providing more opportunities to obtain a mortgage. Eric Heisig, cleveland, "Cleveland nonprofit launches low-dollar mortgage wing to spur homeownership in East Side, low-income neighborhoods," 6 Apr. 2021 Chinese apartheid thus sustains the vast disparity in incomes between the cities and the countryside, where the World Bank estimates — and the CCP generally acknowledges — that hundreds of millions live on about $5 per day. Therese Shaheen, National Review, "Chinese Apartheid and the Fragile Communist State," 5 Apr. 2021 Homeownership is associated with the American Dream and thus middle-class status and can be an excellent way to build up wealth, too. Russ Wiles, The Arizona Republic, "Are you in the middle class? Here are 5 ways to tell," 4 Apr. 2021 Forgotten, and thus less-appreciated, in favor of turkey Thanksgiving (and even Christmas), ham has its day on Easter. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Why do we eat ham for Easter?," 3 Apr. 2021 Unlike other falafel in town, here it is made without flour and is thus gluten-free. Amanda Albee, Dallas News, "Finding falafel: These D-FW restaurants are serving some of the best ‘little tasty things’," 2 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of thus

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for thus

Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old Saxon thus thus

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The first known use of thus was before the 12th century

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9 Apr 2021

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“Thus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of thus

: in this way or manner : like this
: by so doing
: because of this


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Kids Definition of thus

1 : in this or that way It was thus that … some of the villagers spoke of Min …— Linda Sue Park, A Single Shard
2 : to this degree or extent : so It's a mild winter thus far.
3 : because of this or that : therefore He worked hard and thus succeeded.

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