thus·​ly | \ ˈt͟həs-lē How to pronounce thusly (audio) \

Definition of thusly

: in this manner : thus

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McIlroy’s nightmare opening hole unfolded thusly: His first drive hooked left out of bounds. Los Angeles Times, "J.B. Holmes takes British Open lead with Brooks Koepka lurking," 18 July 2019 Kendrick's contract is structured thusly: A $50,000 guarantee is already in place, one that increases to $150,000 on August 1 and $450,000 on opening night, to become fully guaranteed at $1.4 million at midseason. Ira Winderman,, "ASK IRA: Could Winslow become an odd man out?," 12 July 2019 His masterpiece is described on eBay thusly: A one of a kind, handcrafted Timothée Chalamet ventriloquist figure, dressed in a recreation of the Louis Vuitton outfit worn to the 2019 Golden Globes, complete with beaded and sequined harness. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "The Man Responsible For That Viral $122,795 Timothée Chalamet Doll Would Love to See You Do Better," 12 June 2019 The logic goes thusly: stop Huawei being able to use Google’s version of Android, and Huawei will end up developing its own version of Android, which will be more easily hackable by the Chinese government among others. Alan Murray, Fortune, "A Jobs Report for Recession-Watchers: CEO Daily," 7 June 2019 Zaddy, thusly, applies to many a hero and villain in Westeros and Essos. Puja Prakash, Vogue, "The Zaddies, Living and Dead, of Game of Thrones," 3 May 2019 The process for Continuity Camera is outlined in Microsoft's support documents thusly: Take a photo and then add it. Samuel Axon, Ars Technica, "Microsoft adds Dark Mode support and more to Office 365 for Mac," 12 Dec. 2018 PhoneArena claims some Italian users are already seeing promotional material that describes Premium thusly, and that show the Standard plan, which currently allows streaming across two devices simultaneously, being downgraded to one device. David Meyer, Fortune, "Netflix Is Testing Higher Prices for Watching Ultra HD Video," 4 July 2018 According to Metro, the Queen knew Harry and Meghan would need to get away from it all, and thusly gifted them another cottage (one can never have too many). Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "The Queen Just Gifted Prince Harry and Meghan Markle the Vacation House of Dreams," 3 June 2018

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1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of thusly was in 1865

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