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[th uhs] /ðʌs/
in the way just indicated; in this way:
Stated thus, the problem seems trivial.
in such or the following manner; so:
Thus it came to pass.
accordingly; consequently:
It is late, and thus you must go.
to this extent or degree:
thus far.
as an example; for instance.
Origin of thus
before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch dus
Usage note
See thusly. Unabridged
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  • Fill the drainage holes thus created with good-quality topsoil.
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  • He was having trouble moving his neck and thus stayed for more testing.
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  • Each one has potentially grave implications for free expression and academic freedom, and thus merits closer scrutiny.
  • 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


in this manner: do it thus
to such a degree: thus far and no further
sentence connector
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

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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