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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 Tourism has suffered given instability, thus art sales for this and other commercial galleries in Haiti have slumped. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Magazine, "To safeguard cultural heritage, a massive Smithsonian-led cultural rescue operation can now be mobilized to help countries recover from disaster," 10 Jan. 2020 The border crisis thus placed the Interfaith Welcome Coalition on the front lines. Silvia Foster-frau,, "Interfaith Welcome Coalition on the front lines of migrant aid in San Antonio," 10 Jan. 2020 In addition, studies have shown that sleep deprivation can also allow more tau to develop and accumulate, thus suggesting that poor sleep can hasten the development of cognitive issues. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Losing one night's sleep may increase risk factor for Alzheimer's, study says," 9 Jan. 2020 Shifting their positions alters the shape of the wings or tail, changing the surrounding airflow—and thus air pressure. Eric Tegler, Scientific American, "The Next DARPA X-Plane Won’t Maneuver like Any Plane Before It," 9 Jan. 2020 But the biggest part of Oxy's debt reduction thus far is the ongoing $8.8 billion sale of Anadarko's Africa assets to the French energy major Total as part of a larger $15 billion divestment plan. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Occidental starting widespread layoffs in Houston and beyond," 8 Jan. 2020 These ladybugs are more rounded than others and have two red or orange dots on the back of the wing covers ― thus the name. Howard Garrett, Dallas News, "Meet our favorite ladybug in disguise," 8 Jan. 2020 The search is not over, but see which pies are their favorites thus far. Cliff Pinckard, cleveland, "Cleveland voters to decide whether to reduce City Council size, pay: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020," 7 Jan. 2020 Having thus defenestrated objectivity, the editorial cited his behavior... Eric Metaxas, WSJ, "The Christian Case for Trump," 7 Jan. 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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13 Jan 2020

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“Thus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 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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