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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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And thus the first Laurel Pop Festival was also the last Laurel Pop Festival. John Kelly, Washington Post, "Before there was Woodstock, there was Laurel Pop, Maryland’s fiery rock festival," 10 July 2019 Cal State-Northridge went 13-21 in its first season under Gottfried, who has thus far denied any wrongdoing in the N.C. State case. Creg Stephenson |, al, "Mark Gottfried named in NCAA notice of allegations to N.C. State," 10 July 2019 The speech was thus in character for Trump, who has spent much of his presidency patting himself on the back, lying about his political opponents, and refusing to acknowledge the crises unfolding around him. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Trump Tries to Gaslight Planet Earth," 8 July 2019 The subject of reparations will thus be satisfied, and the American dream will advance. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: All America’s children could be educated with wealth tax," 7 July 2019 The military threat in Kaliningrad should not be underestimated, and Kaliningrad’s obvious strategic importance is as a gate to Poland, and thus to Europe and NATO. Declan Leary, National Review, "Trump’s Polish Defense Deal," 18 June 2019 To insist on reading it thus is to indulge in a sentimentality that weakens the stab of this music. Leah Garchik,, "Tilson Thomas conducts Mahler with unsentimental reverence," 18 June 2019 Eggs have just over one gram of saturated fat and thus were back in favor. Christine Byrne, Outside Online, "Are Eggs Bad for You? The Verdict Is Still Out.," 15 June 2019 Tipton’s strategy in 2018 and thus far in 2019 has been to paint Democratic opponents as out-of-touch leftists and socialists. Justin Wingerter, The Denver Post, "DC Democrats target Colorado’s Scott Tipton as 2020 House race begins," 14 June 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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English Language Learners Definition of thus

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


\ 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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