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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web Conversely, when TerraUSD’s value rose above $1, traders could burn Luna and create new TerraUSD, thus increasing the supply of the stablecoin and lowering its price back toward $1. Caitlin Ostroff, WSJ, 13 May 2022 Those root reserves would have been used to make leaves the following year, thus weakening the trees and putting them on a precarious path. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 May 2022 Together with the Emperor, these were the three major Dune characters who did not appear in the first film and whose sequel casting was thus eagerly anticipated by fans. Christian Holub, EW.com, 12 May 2022 Art and writing, agriculture and engineering: All human innovations have depended on, and thus been constrained by, the body’s capacity to physically manipulate whatever tools the mind devises. New York Times, 12 May 2022 Lench ruled that any testimony pertaining to conduct prior to 2000 would not be allowed, thus excluding McGowan’s testimony. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 11 May 2022 The film thus operates on multiple levels, playing like an old-fashioned caper as well as a window into history. Brian Lowry, CNN, 11 May 2022 Military analysts suggest that hitting Odesa might serve to stoke concern about southwestern Ukraine, thus forcing Kyiv to put more forces there. Elena Becatoros And Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, 11 May 2022 In his view, the plant and its promises could help keep a younger generation from abandoning their hometowns, thus ensuring that generational interests – and stewardship – continue. Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor, 11 May 2022 See More

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thus. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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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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