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

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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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This doesn't come as much of a surprise, given that it is based on BMW componentry, but the revived Supra follows in the BMW tradition of delivering far better performance than its claimed power, and thus power-to-weight ratio, would suggest. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, "We Test the 2020 Toyota Supra: Zero to 60 in 3.8 Seconds," 14 May 2019 Signoles is expecting the monogram machine to be put to good use; the U.S. has been L/Uniform’s biggest e-commerce market thus far, and personalization is a big draw. Emily Farra, Vogue, "French Label L/Uniform Is Bringing Its Cheery, Monogrammable Bags to New York," 10 May 2019 Investing in real estate seemed to be Martin's fallback plan, but eventually The Armageddon Rag was optioned as a screenplay—thus opening the door for the author to enter Hollywood and continue his path on a career filled with greatness. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "Game of Thrones Author George R.R. Martin Almost Quit Writing For a Job in Real Estate," 18 Apr. 2019 What is possible, experts say, is to identify some genetic mutations in certain breeds and make sure those dogs are not bred with others with the same mutations, thus reducing the chance of inherited disease in puppies. Kim Kavin, The Seattle Times, "Don’t use dog DNA tests to make life-or-death decisions for your pet, experts warn," 30 July 2018 Sofas made this way also happen to be the most labor-intensive, and thus, expensive. Hadley Mendelsohn, House Beautiful, "Everything You Need to Know About 8-Way Hand-Tied Sofas," 5 Jan. 2019 Ten justices — five Republican and five Democratic — would be chosen through a political process much like our current system, and thus would be expected to vote in line with their party affiliation. Daniel Epps, Vox, "A simple plan for saving the Supreme Court," 6 Sep. 2018 The Enlightenment established the principle that labor and capital are private property and not communal assets subject to involuntary sharing, and thus unleashed the explosion of knowledge and production that drives human flourishing to this day. Phil Gramm And Michael Solon, WSJ, "Enemies of the Economic Enlightenment," 15 Apr. 2019 Researchers used a rather ironic method to corral Sunday's snake: Hitching transmitters to male snakes allows scientists to track their mating patterns, and thus pinpoint their larger female counterparts. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 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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thus

adverb

English Language Learners Definition of thus

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

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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