before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch dus

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thus (ðʌs)
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
[Old English; related to Old Frisian, Old Saxon thus]

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Word Origin & History

O.E. þus "in this way," related to þæt "that" and this, but the exact connection and P.Gmc. history are obscure. Cognate with O.S., O.Fris. thus, M.Du., Du. dus. Colloquial adv. thusly first recorded 1865.
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Example sentences
Fill the drainage holes thus created with good-quality topsoil.
Give the stem more height to grow and it will, increasing the space for stolons
  and thus tubers.
Many have grain seeds in them and thus would not be the best choice to use as
Today, these gases are used to produce polypropylene, thus drastically reducing
  atmospheric pollution.
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