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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.

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Activision Activision owns a lot of popular games, like World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, and thus the rights and IP to those games. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Who could buy Discord? Acquirers have been giving the gaming startup a long look.," 21 Nov. 2018 Then, they’ll be prompted to change their password, because the third-party apps that require them can make accounts, and thus the entire platform, less secure. Hanna Howard, Teen Vogue, "Instagram Announces Steps Against Inauthentic Engagement on the App," 19 Nov. 2018 Their monopole trap thus set, now all the researchers have to do is watch and wait, fingers crossed. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018 Health Insurance: Congress could overturn the Hobby Lobby decision to amend the Religious Freedom Restoration Act to clarify that corporations cannot have religious views and thus cannot avoid providing full health insurance benefits. Gregory Koger, Vox, "How a Democratic Congress can push back against the Supreme Court," 12 Nov. 2018 States, cities, mayors and immigrant-advocacy groups are fighting in federal court the inclusion of the question, which critics have said would deter participation in immigrant communities and thus hurt Democrats. Richard Rubin, WSJ, "Mueller Probe Tops Democrats’ Oversight Priorities," 11 Nov. 2018 Numerous Android phone makers, including Google, Huawei, and HTC, have dumped the headphone jack for USB-C audio, but Samsung has thus far resisted the trend, while hammering home the presence of the port in ads and commercials. Michael Simon, PCWorld, "Samsung may be plotting a Galaxy S10 blitz with 5G, folding screens...and no headphone jack," 26 Oct. 2018 George, Charlotte, and Louis are the offspring of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, thus why their last name differs. Amanda Mitchell, Marie Claire, "What Will Prince Harry and Meghan's Baby's Surname Be? A Complete Surprise, Possibly," 23 Oct. 2018 Starbucks is making headlines everywhere for dropping its famous Pumpkin Spice Latte (PSL) — *gasp!* — the week before Labor Day, thus heralding the onset of fall well before Mother Nature intended. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "You Can Now Buy Pumpkin Spice Latte Kids' Toys," 29 Aug. 2018

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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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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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