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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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Because watercolors have such low viscosity, the dynamics are very different—and thus, the techniques artists employ are also different. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "Study: modern masters like Jackson Pollock were “intuitive physicists”," 26 Dec. 2018 More than $1 million has been raised thus far for young dancers, and Debbie Allen is set to be honored at the 2018 Industry Dance Awards on Aug. 15 in Los Angeles. Melody Chiu,, "Maddie and Mackenzie Ziegler Support Young Dancers Battling Cancer in Touching PSA," 5 July 2018 At 63, Berners-Lee has thus far had a career more or less divided into two phases. Katrina Brooker, The Hive, "“I Was Devastated”: Tim Berners-Lee, the Man Who Created the World Wide Web, Has Some Regrets," 1 July 2018 This behavior is distinct from other shark species, like the sand tiger shark whose embryos cannibalize their siblings in utero and thus eliminate the competition from the outset. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Some Unborn Sharks Swim from Uterus to Uterus Inside Their Mom," 7 Jan. 2019 Administrative efforts to boost private companies and, thus, growth have mostly failed. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "China’s Reform Without Opening," 20 Dec. 2018 Based on the quick glimpses that have been released thus far, the live-action version will definitely blow audiences away. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "The Aladdin Set Looks Absolutely Incredible In The Trailer And Sneak Peek Photos," 20 Dec. 2018 Henry Golding, the male lead, and supporting actress Sonoya Mizuno are both half-Asian—and thus, according to some critics, not Asian enough to star in the movie. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Crazy Rich Asians," 14 Aug. 2018 Capizzi also recognizes that many factors are at play when talking about patient recovery, but says that choosing a surgeon with a higher skill set and experience level will lead to a better outcome and thus, a lower risk of infection. Rosemary Donahue, Allure, "YouTuber Karissa Pukas Says She Removed Her Breast Implants After Years of Painful Side Effects," 4 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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