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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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That task would have fallen to Rep. Veasey, who was temporarily presiding at the time and thus tasked with fulfilling the role of the Speaker. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Democrat reads letter on House floor calling Trump supporters "racist" and "dumb"," 12 June 2019 The stakes for Ellis individually thus are enormous, too. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "For U.S. and Its Coach, a Low-Key Start to a High-Stakes Month," 11 June 2019 The ten attorneys general, all Democrats, also allege that the deal would result in less T-Mobile storefronts across the country and thus, less jobs. Slade Rand,, "Connecticut, other states sue to stop $26.5B Sprint-T-Mobile deal," 11 June 2019 In non-arrest cases, the defendant has been charged, but police haven’t yet made an arrest; thus, there is no defense attorney appointed and no court dates to attend. Keri Blakinger, Houston Chronicle, "Data raises questions about Harris County DA’s push for 100 more lawyers," 10 June 2019 The first two levels of the mine are almost completely excavated and thus are no longer useful for material production. Steve Lord, Aurora Beacon-News, "Aurora says new lime disposal deal would save city millions of dollars," 6 June 2019 The effects of the calls to boycott have thus far been difficult to gauge: Lodge operators have been reluctant, with so much at stake, to publicly address the hot-button issue. Klara Glowczewska, Town & Country, "Elephant Hunting Has Returned to Botswana. But There Is a Way to Stop It.," 6 June 2019 Taking samples from sponges, and checking the DNA therein, might thus, Dr Mariani reasoned, be an effective way to assess the diversity of species in the region surrounding a particular sponge. The Economist, "Using sponges to census the ocean," 5 June 2019 Announced concurrently as presenters thus far are Taraji P. Henson, Lena Waithe, Morris Chestnut, Yara Shahidi and Marsai Martin. As reported earlier, Cardi B leads the list of BET Awards nominees with seven nominations, followed by Drake with five. Gail Mitchell, Billboard, "Cardi B, Lil Nas X, Migos, DJ Khaled and More to Perform at BET Awards: Exclusive," 3 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of thus

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


\ 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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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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