thus

adverb
\ ˈt͟həs How to pronounce thus (audio) \

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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According to reporting from FiveThirtyEight, thus far, eleven current candidates have qualified. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Which Democratic Candidates Have Qualified for the Primary Debates at This Point?," 29 Mar. 2019 Out of 20 tests thus far, the system has intercepted an incoming missile 60 percent of the time. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Pentagon Claims Success in New Missile Defense Test," 26 Mar. 2019 Without further ado, here are five of the best Korean dramas of the year thus far. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The Best New K-Dramas of 2019 to Binge-Watch," 26 Mar. 2019 This happens when a region of warm air crashes with cold air, creating cyclonic effects and thus dropping the barometric pressure at a higher rate. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "What You Should Do to Prepare for the Bomb Cyclone That's Coming," 13 Mar. 2019 Shareholders’ chief complaint has been that Dell was overestimating the value of its shares—and thus underestimating the value of DVMT stock. Dana Cimilluca, WSJ, "Dell Sweetens Key Deal Terms in Path Back to Public Markets," 15 Nov. 2018 The way to deal with China, and thus North Korea, its naughty but wholly dependent vassal, is not by a failing and provocative attempt to weaken it, but by attending to America’s diminishing strengths. Mark Helprin, WSJ, "The U.S. Is Ceding the Pacific to China," 3 Mar. 2019 Its game Overkill's The Walking Dead was panned at release last year, and now Skybound has stepped in to officially terminate its licensing agreement—thus removing the game from sale, and prematurely ending any post-release content plans. Hayden Dingman, PCWorld, "This week in games: New Dune games, Phoenix Wright on PC, and Borderlands 3 rumors," 1 Mar. 2019 This ensures your glutes are constantly under tension throughout the reps and thus ups the strengthening challenge of the move. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Strengthen Your Glutes With This 5-Part Banded Circuit From Dogpound Trainer Emily Samuel," 13 Feb. 2019

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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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thus

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of thus

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

thus

adverb
\ ˈt͟həs How to pronounce thus (audio) \

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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