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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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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 Blum and her team tweaked it to leverage differences among all the stream-gauge data, thus isolating the role of paving from other human modifications. Erica Gies, Scientific American, "Expanding Paved Areas Has an Outsize Effect on Urban Flooding," 15 May 2020 However, the electrons eventually collide with the atoms that make up the metal wire, thus slowing down and losing kinetic energy. Rhett Allain, Wired, "The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think," 14 May 2020 And during the day, softball interviews were given to Republican Senators Rand Paul and Ron Johnson, both of whom have, thus far, declined to appear on CNN. Oliver Darcy, CNN, "Fox News dumps coronavirus coverage for anti-Obama conspiracy theory," 14 May 2020 Activists have lobbied politicians and government agencies, who have been thus compelled to address it. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, "Something in the Air," 14 May 2020 The trial, the report about which was posted on the preprint server medRxiv, represents about a third of the critically ill COVID-19 patients Methodist has treated thus far. Todd Ackerman, Houston Chronicle, "Methodist study reports plasma therapy safe, helped three fourths of patients," 13 May 2020 Reade, who is active on Twitter, was perhaps also responding to a sense of unease about the reception of her story thus far. Doreen St. Félix, The New Yorker, "Tara Reade, Megyn Kelly, and the Politics of Believability," 12 May 2020 But that toll has been largely borne by New York City and its suburbs, with far fewer cases and fatalities thus far in the state’s rural regions., "Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally," 11 May 2020 The plastic had cracked and fallen out, thus not allowing the door to snap shut and let the dishwasher work properly. B.s. Harris, Popular Mechanics, "Go Ahead, DIY Everything—Even If You Occasionally Fail," 7 May 2020

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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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18 May 2020

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“Thus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2020.

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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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