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thus

[th uhs] /ðʌs/
adverb
1.
in the way just indicated; in this way:
Stated thus, the problem seems trivial.
2.
in such or the following manner; so:
Thus it came to pass.
3.
accordingly; consequently:
It is late, and thus you must go.
4.
to this extent or degree:
thus far.
5.
as an example; for instance.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch dus
Usage note
See thusly.
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  • He was having trouble moving his neck and thus stayed for more testing.
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  • Unfortunately, these external activities take more time and require more travel, thus increasing the demands of the job.
  • thus if you have a master's in philosophy and need a master's hood, it too will have blue velvet.
British Dictionary definitions for thus

thus

/ðʌs/
adverb
1.
in this manner: do it thus
2.
to such a degree: thus far and no further
sentence connector
3.
therefore: We have failed. Thus we have to take the consequences
Word Origin
Old English; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon thus
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Word Origin and History for thus
adv.

Old English þus "in this way," related to þæt "that" and this, but the exact connection and Proto-Germanic history are obscure. Cognate with Old Saxon and Old Frisian thus, Middle Dutch and Dutch dus. Colloquial adverb thusly first recorded 1865.

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